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Is Democracy Eluding Sub-Saharan Africa?

Carolyn Chisadza and Manoel Bittencourt

No 437, Working Papers from Economic Research Southern Africa

Abstract: This paper analyses the modernisation hypothesis in the sub-Saharan African region. Using a sample of 48 countries from 1960 to 2010 and dynamic panel data analysis, we find a significant and negative relationship between income and democracy, an indication that the hypothesis may not hold in the region. We also investigate further by distinguishing between […]

Keywords: Democracy; Sub-Saharan Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O10 O55 P16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-06-01
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