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Contents 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
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Democracy -- Economic aspects.