In other words, the Concert of Democracies
would be composed of a diverse group of countries from around the globe-small and large, rich and poor, North and South, strong and weak.
Is it true that democracies
never fight each other?
In addition, Przeworski and his co-authors examined more than 140 countries from 1950 to 1990 and found that, once increases in population are taken into account, democracies
grow at about the same rate.
if the world is fitted with democracies
, even if voters in other countries choose governments unfriendly to America?
But the same concern applies, albeit in a more subtle way, to mature democracies
Recently, Michael Desch has argued persuasively against these theories, asserting that democracies
perform neither better nor worse than non-democracies
at war (Desch, 2002).
, people elect their leaders; dictatorships keep power away from the people.
Many aspiring democracies
have withered in this century alone; there's no assurance that democratic systems will survive the test of time.
Spirit of America is committed to enabling emerging democracies
The UN general assembly recognized that the year 2008 marked the 20th anniversary of the first International Conference of New or Restored Democracies
, which gave people a chance to focus on promoting and consolidating democracy worldwide.
ZURICH, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new democracy barometer from the University of Zurich and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) shows the development of the thirty best democracies
in the world.
And that "While democracies
share common features, there is no single model of democracy and that democracy does not belong to any country or region.