Skip to main content
Article
The Economic and Sociopolitical Factors of Minimal Democracy in Romania
International Journal of Arts and Sciences (2009)
  • Mihai Mutascu, West University of Timisoara
  • Anne-Marie Fleischer, West University of Timisoara
Abstract
The paper analyzes empirically, in Romania’s case, the relationships between democracy (dependent variable) and its factors (independent variables). The analysis is based on the construction of a linear “Logit Model” and the data set is covering the period 1926-2007. All of them have a significant impact on the level of democracy, but the field literature offers different points of view regarding “the sign” of this relationships. The most important factor is the degree of competition, followed, with a small difference, by the form of government (monarchy or republic). These two factors are followed in order of intensity by the economic development, ethnic homogeneity, participation and religious homogeneity.
Keywords
  • Democracy,
  • Factors,
  • Connections,
  • Logit analysis
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter December, 2009
Citation Information
Mihai Mutascu and Anne-Marie Fleischer. "The Economic and Sociopolitical Factors of Minimal Democracy in Romania" International Journal of Arts and Sciences Vol. Vol.3 Iss. (3) (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mihai_mutascu/9/