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Unformatted text preview: A Mediating Relationship-Economic Crisis o Country is wealthy: Democracy remains o Country is poor: Possible coup Spurious Relationship-Wealth and democracy are correlated but are caused by something else-Wealth Legal Tradition Democracy-Can be a cause or a correlate -The relationship between Wealth and Democracy also likely exists Reverse Causation-Wealth Democracy-Also called endogeneity Avoiding the last 2 types of correlations-Theory!!!-Consider alternative explanations o What is the author overlooking? o Is it likely to be correlated with the variables of interest? o Test argument in multiple ways For Section: Read Box 3.1 from Baglione (on CT) Read Bound to rule: party institituions and regime trajectories. . Discuss: what types of theories does he use? What types of relationships does he discuss? What are his main conclusions? Preactice on how to read statistics...
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