Becoming a Democracy

Most of the different daily posts that appear on this blog are organized into so-called “blog series”. For example, there’s a series called why do countries become/remain democracies?: if we want to promote universal respect for democracy, we have to know how societies have achieve the transition from authoritarian forms of government to more democratic ones, and how democracies avoid the opposite transition.

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Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (1): The Free Market
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (2): From Prosperity to Democracy
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (3): The Resource Curse
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (4): Prerequisites for Democracy
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (5): The Aid Curse, or the Negative Effect of International Development Aid on Democracy
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (6)
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (7): Education and Prosperity
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (8): The Resource Curse
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (9): The Resource Curse
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (10): The Curse of High Oil Prices? (Revisiting Friedman’s First Law of Petropolitics)
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (11): The Relative Cost of Freedom and Dictatorship
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (12): Arab Democracy, an Oxymoron?
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (13): Prosperity
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (14): Assassination
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (15): Presidential v. Parliamentary Democracy
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (16): Climate and Geography
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (17): Inequality
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (18): External Triggers
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (19): Psychological Reactions to the Threat of Disease
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (20): Education Again
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (21): Education Again
Why Do Countries Become/Remain Democracies? Or Don’t? (22): Arab Democracy, an Oxymoron? Ctd.

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