Why has democracy had so many problems in developing countries?
October 27, 2006 12:41 PM Subscribe
Why has democracy, at least our version of it in the west, proven so difficult a system of government to maintain in the third/developping world?
posted by dflemingdotorg to law & government (35 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I think this boils down to what are the conditions that we in the west had that differ from the developing world that made democracy possible. Is it because of the elites in society? The existing histories of the nations?
Links to sources on this topic would be helpful, thank you in advance.