Global Democracy for Europeans: A Demographic Story

Written by John Gerring, Brendan Apfeld 11 November 2018

"Insofar as democracy is a product of long-term diffusion, scholars generally focus on colonialism (especially English) or religion (especially Protestant). Here, we focus on a third pathway from Europe – Europeans. We show that there is a persistent relationship between the share of Europeans in a society and its regime type" (Gerring and Apfeld, 2018).

Publisher: V-Dem Institute

View the resource

Categories: Paper, Liberal Democracy