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The Dynamics of Democracy, Development and Cultural Values

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, June 2014
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Title
The Dynamics of Democracy, Development and Cultural Values
Published in
PLoS ONE, June 2014
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0097856
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Authors

Viktoria Spaiser, Shyam Ranganathan, Richard P. Mann, David J. T. Sumpter

Abstract

Over the past decades many countries have experienced rapid changes in their economies, their democratic institutions and the values of their citizens. Comprehensive data measuring these changes across very different countries has recently become openly available. Between country similarities suggest common underlying dynamics in how countries develop in terms of economy, democracy and cultural values. We apply a novel Bayesian dynamical systems approach to identify the model which best captures the complex, mainly non-linear dynamics that underlie these changes. We show that the level of Human Development Index (HDI) in a country drives first democracy and then higher emancipation of citizens. This change occurs once the countries pass a certain threshold in HDI. The data also suggests that there is a limit to the growth of wealth, set by higher emancipation. Having reached a high level of democracy and emancipation, societies tend towards equilibrium that does not support further economic growth. Our findings give strong empirical evidence against a popular political science theory, known as the Human Development Sequence. Contrary to this theory, we find that implementation of human-rights and democratisation precede increases in emancipative values.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Sweden 1 2%
Unknown 39 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 21%
Researcher 7 17%
Unspecified 6 14%
Student > Master 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Other 9 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 16 38%
Unspecified 8 19%
Engineering 4 10%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Other 9 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 April 2016.
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#1,795,755
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#28,203
of 133,030 outputs
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#31,693
of 199,867 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#680
of 3,013 outputs
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