© 1995

Democracy and Development

Proceedings of the IEA Conference held in Barcelona, Spain

  • Amiya Kumar Bagchi

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Theory, Models and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adam Przeworski, Fernando Limongi, Salvador Giner
      Pages 3-27
    3. John E. Roemer, Salvador Barberà
      Pages 28-57
  3. The Real World of Electoral Democracies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Juan-Rafael Vargas, Amiya Kumar Bagchi
      Pages 61-91
    3. Sudipta Kaviraj, Kumkum Sangari
      Pages 92-137
    4. Michio Morishima, Bruce Cumings
      Pages 138-164
  4. Transition to Democracy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Josep M. Colomer, Javier Ruiz-Castillo
      Pages 167-192
    3. Carl Riskin, Michio Morishima
      Pages 215-234
    4. Francis Wilson, Jonathan Leape
      Pages 235-255
    5. Wlodzimierz Brus, Anthony B. Atkinson
      Pages 256-282
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-296

About this book


The relationship between economic development and political systems is of major importance in today's rapidly changing world. This is the issue addressed in this volume by an international team of academics drawn from the social sciences. The chapters range from a theoretical exploration of the measurement of development and collective well-being under both democracy and dictatorship to case studies of the workings of different political regimes around the world. Of particular interest are models of political and economic equilibrium in procedural democracies and the detailed exploration of the working of economic systems that have operated as formal democracies for some time. Specialists in comparative analysis will find the chapters on the prospects for democracy and development in countries such as China, South Africa and eastern Europe of special interest.


decision-making democracy democratization development dictatorship Economic Development economic growth Policy social science transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Amiya Kumar Bagchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Studies in Social SciencesCalcuttaIndia

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