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Determinants of Democratization

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Science  15 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5793, pp. 1576-1577
DOI: 10.1126/science.1131936

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Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. By Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2006. 431 pp. $35, £25. ISBN 0-521-85526-8.

The authors offer an ambitious and sweeping comparative account of the political economy of the creation and consolidation of democracy.