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The democracy advantage : how democracies promote prosperity and peace

Author: Morton H Halperin; Joseph T Siegle; Michael M Weinstein
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"The Democracy Advantage provides an empirically-grounded analysis of the consistently positive development track record of poor countries with democratic governments versus those with more oppressive political systems. Building on the democratic peace literature, Halperin, Siegle, and Weinstein connect the dots of how democracy and development contribute to lower levels of intrastate conflict and popular support  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morton H Halperin; Joseph T Siegle; Michael M Weinstein
ISBN: 9780415990653 0415990653 9780203856970 020385697X
OCLC Number: 440562809
Description: xvii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Exposing a 50-year-old myth --
Setting the record right --
Sustaining new democracies --
Democracy and security --
Making development safe for democracy --
Democracy as the default option --
Bringing democracy to the center of development --
The great race.
Responsibility: Morton H. Halperin, Joseph T. Siegle, Michael M. Weinstein.

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For decades, policies pursued by the US and other industrialized nations towards the developing world have been based on the belief that democracy and development don't mix. This book makes a case  Read more...

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