Processes of State Creation and Democratization in the United States

  • Alex Roberto HybelEmail author


This chapter explains the state-creation process of the United States and the formation of its “flawed” democratic political system. The analysis is guided by five questions:
  1. 1.

    What conditions facilitated or obstructed the creation of the United States as a legitimate state?

  2. 2.

    What conditions facilitated or obstructed the formation of a legitimate and stable democratic regime in the United States?

  3. 3.

    How long did it take to create a legitimate and stable democratic regime in the United States?

  4. 4.

    What kind of democratic regime was formed in the United States?

  5. 5.

    How well does the democratic regime created in the United States compare with those formed in other developed states and in Spanish American states?



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