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Today in Comparative Politics Democracy: What difference does it make?
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Does Democracy Make a Difference? Does democracy make a material difference in people’s lives? Do economies grow faster in democracies? Do people live longer in democracies? Are they healthier or wealthier?
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Economic Growth Do democratic governments promote higher levels of economic growth? Theoretical arguments linking regime type to growth focus on Protection of property rights Citizens’ incentives to consume rather than invest Dictatorial autonomy
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