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Economic Change and Public Support for Democracy in China and Russia

McAllister, Ian; White, Stephen


There has been an extensive debate about the relationship between economic development and democratisation. One view is that economic development is a pre-requisite for democracy. Another view is that the emergence of democracy is largely random, and economic prosperity is important only for ensuring democracy’s survival in the event of a crisis. This essay contributes to this debate by using public opinion surveys collected over an extended period to examine patterns of economic change and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-01-31
Type: Journal article
Source: Europe-Asia Studies
DOI: 10.1080/09668136.2016.1267713


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