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La Théorie de la Modernisation: un Examen Empirique en Afrique

Joseph Keneck Massil

No 2015-19, EconomiX Working Papers from University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX

Abstract: This paper empirically tests the theory of modernization based on a sample of developing countries in Africa. It provides, for the first time, an empirical validation of four determinants of democracy according to the modernization theory (education, wealth, urbanization and industrialization). We use three estimation techniques (pooled OLS, LSDVC and GMM) and find reliable results which suggest that the modernization theory does not explain the negative dynamic of democracy in Africa.

Keywords: Africa; Democracy; Education; Industrialization; Income and Urbanization. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 N27 P16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 pages
Date: 2015
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