For Most Nations, It's Prosperity First, Democracy LaterGene Koretz
Is democracy a catalyst that also fosters economic growth? The question is more than academic: The two powers that dominated the communist world for decades have adopted radically different approaches in seeking to spur development. The republics of the former Soviet Union and its eastern European satellites have stressed widespread democratic reforms as a precondition for economic takeoff, while China has chosen to limit democracy while moving toward a market economy.
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