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Global Democracy for Europeans: A Demographic Story


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Title: Global Democracy for Europeans: A Demographic Story
Authors: Gerring, John
Apfeld, Brendan
Issue Date: 2018
Organization: V-Dem Institute
Series/Report no.: Working Papers
2018:81
Abstract: Insofar as democracy is a product of long-term diffusion, scholars generally focus on colonialism (especially English) or religion (especially Protestant). Here, we focus on a third pathway from Europe – Europeans. We show that there is a persistent relationship between the share of Europeans in a society and its regime type. We conjecture that this is because Europeans viewed democracy as a basic right – for themselves. It was a club that produced club goods (excludable goods such as property r... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/58191
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