Table of contents for Economic origins of dictatorship and democracy / Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson.

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Part 1. Questions and Answers
Chapter 1. Paths of Political Development
1. Britain
2. Argentina
3. Singapore
4. South Africa
5. The Agenda
Chapter 2. Our Argument
1. Democracy vs. Nondemocracy
2. Building Blocks of Our Approach
3. Towards Our Basic Story
4. Our Theory of Democratization
5. Democratic Consolidation
6. Determinants of Democracy
7. Political Identities and the Nature of Conict
8. Democracy in a Picture
9. Overview of the Book
Chapter 3. What Do We Know About Democracy?
1. Measuring Democracy
2. Patterns of Democracy
3. Democracy, Inequality and Redistribution
4. Crises and Democracy
5. Social Unrest and Democratization
6. The Literature
7. Our Contribution
Part 2. Modelling Politics
Chapter 4. Democratic Politics
1. Introduction 75
2. Aggregating Individual Preferences
3. Single-Peaked Preferences and the Median Voter Theorem
4. Our Workhorse Models
5. Democracy and Political Equality
6. Conclusion
Chapter 5. Nondemocratic Politics
1. Introduction
2. Power and Constraints in Nondemocratic Politics
3. Modeling Preferences and Constraints in Nondemocracies
4. Commitment Problems
5. A Simple Game of Promises
6. A Dynamic Model
7. Incentive Compatible Promises
8. Conclusion
Part 3. The Creation and Consolidation of Democracy
Chapter 6. Democratization
1. Introduction
2. The Role of Political Institutions
3. Preferences over Political Institutions
4. Political Power and Institutions
5. A `Static' Model of Democratization
6. Democratization or Repression?
7. A Dynamic Model of Democratization
8. Subgame Perfect Equilibria
9. Alternative Political Identities
10. Targeted Transfers
11. Power of the Elite in Democracy
12. Ideological Preferences over Regimes
13. Democratization in Pictures
14. Equilibrium Revolutions
15. Conclusion
Chapter 7. Coups and Consolidation
1. Introduction
2. Incentives for Coups
3. A Static Model of Coups
4. A Dynamic Model of the Creation and Consolidation of Democracy
5. Alternative Political Identities
6. Targeted Transfers
7. Power in Democracy and Coups
8. Consolidation in a Picture
9. Defensive Coups
10. Conclusion
Part 4. Putting the Models to Work
Chapter 8. The Role of the Middle Class
1. Introduction
2. The Three-Class Model
3. Emergence of Partial Democracy
4. From Partial to Full Democracy
5. Repression: The Middle Class As A Bu_er
6. Repression: Soft-liners vs. Hard-liners
7. The Role of the Middle Class in Consolidating Democracy
8. Conclusion
Chapter 9. Economic Structure and Democracy
1. Introduction
2. Economic Structure and Income Distribution
3. Political Conict
4. Capital, Land and the Transition to Democracy
5. Costs of Coup on Capital and Land
6. Capital, Land and the Burden of Democracy
7. Conict Between Landowners and Industrialists
8. Industrialists, Landowners and Democracy in Practice
9. Economic Institutions
10. Human Capital
11. Conjectures about Political Development
12. Conclusions
Chapter 10. Globalization and Democracy
1. Introduction
2. A Model of an Open Economy
3. Political Conict|Democratic Consolidation
4. Political Conict|Transition to Democracy
5. Financial Integration
6. Increased Political Integration
7. Alternative Assumptions about the Nature of International Trade
8. Conclusions
Part 5. Conclusions and The Future of Democracy
Chapter 11. Conclusions and the Future of Democracy
1. Paths of Political Development Revisited
2. Extensions and Areas for Future Research
3. The Future of Democracy
Part 6. Appendix
Chapter 12. Appendix to Chapter 4: The Distribution of Power in Democracy
1. Introduction
2. Probabilistic Voting Models
3. Lobbying
4. Partisan Politics and Political Capture

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Democracy -- Economic aspects.
Political culture.
Comparative government.