An equally wealthy sequence of studies is emerging for Asia, Africa, Latin America, and other creating regions. Despite the potential effects of conservative Confucian traditions and the federal government’s hesitant support for democracy in many nations, the cultural foundations of democracy are also nicely developed in many Asian societies (Dalton and Shin 2006; Chu et al. 2008). Perhaps the most exciting proof comes from research of the People’s Republic of China.
Even in this hostile setting, there’s shocking help for an array of democratic rules (Tang 2005). Similarly, the Afrobarometers present the first systematic comparisons of public opinion on this continent, and the character of political behavior in these growing nations (Bratton, Mattes, and Gyimah-Boadi 2004). New initiatives study the political culture throughout Latin America (Booth and Seligson 2008; Lagos 1997).
Moreover, during the earlier waves of democratic transition the tools of empirical social science were not available to check … Read More