OSU Navigation Bar

The Ohio State University University Libraries Knowledge Bank

Politics and Primacy: How Dictatorship and Development Set the Stage for Democratization

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/47264

Show full item record

Files Size Format View
CrenshawEdward_PoliticsAndPrimacy.pdf 168.1Kb PDF View/Open

Title: Politics and Primacy: How Dictatorship and Development Set the Stage for Democratization
Creators: Crenshaw, Edward
Keywords: dictators
social control
primate cities
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Abstract: How does a society move from dictatorship to democracy? Social theorists usually explain this using political modernization theory. PMT asserts that industrialization leads to urbanization, creating a class structure in which different interest groups vie for power. While these struggles can be violent –- what theorists call a society's "growing pains" -– eventually cross affiliations or mutual needs make violence counterproductive, leading to democratic decision-making, political parties and elections.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/47264
Bookmark and Share
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported