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dc.contributor.author Elkink, Johan A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-13T15:58:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-13T15:58:00Z
dc.date.copyright The Author(s) 2011 en
dc.date.issued 2011-05-25
dc.identifier.citation Comparative Political Studies en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2978
dc.description.abstract The idea that democracy is contagious, that democracy diffuses across the world map, is now well established among policy makers and political scientists alike. The few theoretical explanations of this phenomenon focus exclusively on the political elites. This article presents a theoretical model and accompanying computer simulation that explains the diffusion of democracy on the basis of the dynamics of public opinion and mass revolutions. On the basis of the literatures on preference falsification, cascading revolutions and the social judgment theory an agent-based simulation is developed and analyzed. The results demonstrate that the diffusion of attitudes, in combination with a cascading model of revolutions,is indeed a possible theoretical explanation of the spatial clustering of democracy. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.subject Democratic diffusion en
dc.subject Norm diffusion en
dc.subject Polarization en
dc.subject Agent-based modeling en
dc.subject Democratization en
dc.subject.lcsh Democratization--Computer simulation en
dc.subject.lcsh Polarization (Social sciences) en
dc.subject.lcsh Multiagent systems en
dc.title The international diffusion of democracy en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0010414011407474 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 44 en
dc.identifier.issue 12 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1651 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1674 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0010414011407474
dc.neeo.contributor Elkink|Johan A.|aut| en
dc.description.admin Not yet published; 12 months embargo from publication date - AV 30/7/2010 ab ke st en SB. 27/8/10 Check details when published, then embargo for 12 months - OR 30/8/10 en


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