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Podcast: How Development Leads to Democracy

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Authors: Ronald Inglehart
Christian Welzel
Prepared by: Brian Morris
March/April 2009

"How Development Leads to Democracy" by Ronald Inglehart and Christian Welzel

Foreign Affairs March/April 2009

Democratic institutions tend to emerge only when certain social and cultural conditions exist. But economic development and modernization push those conditions in the right direction and make democracy increasingly likely.

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