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Beyond the End of History - A Quantitative Study of the Correlation Between Political Globalisation and Democratisation in Developing Countries

Nilsson, Caroline LU (2009) SIMT07 20091
Master of Science in Global Studies
Graduate School
Abstract
The end of history was announced by Francis Fukuyama as a result of the fall of the Berlin wall and the end of the Cold War. These happenings were seen as evidence of the victory of democracy and capitalism. Democracy has however not been as triumphant as expected and this is especially true for the developing countries. At the same time globalisation has become one of the major phenomena of our time. This study is set out to investigate the link between political globalisation and democratisation in the developing world. The purpose is to put focus on political globalisation on its own, not just as a part of globalisation or as a complementary factor to economic globalisation.
The analytical framework is based upon the theory of Jeffrey... (More)
The end of history was announced by Francis Fukuyama as a result of the fall of the Berlin wall and the end of the Cold War. These happenings were seen as evidence of the victory of democracy and capitalism. Democracy has however not been as triumphant as expected and this is especially true for the developing countries. At the same time globalisation has become one of the major phenomena of our time. This study is set out to investigate the link between political globalisation and democratisation in the developing world. The purpose is to put focus on political globalisation on its own, not just as a part of globalisation or as a complementary factor to economic globalisation.
The analytical framework is based upon the theory of Jeffrey Haynes, which states that political globalisation is affected by three sets of factors/actors; state actors, non-state actors and background factors. This study focuses on the state and non-state actors.
The study is a quantitative study and the statistical material comes from the KOF Index of Globalisation and the Global Civil Society Yearbooks, the former is used for the state actor component, the latter for the non-state actor component of political globalisation. The years chosen are 1991, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002 and 2003. 80 developing countries are included in the analysis, divided into three main categories. The statistical analysis is carried out according to the theory, from a state actor and a non-state actor perspective, which then are combined in a final part.
The results show that there is no correlation between a country’s level of democratic development and level of political globalisation. It does, however, show that there is a correlation between the state and non-state actor components, which confirms the theory that they are interconnected. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Caroline LU
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organization
course
SIMT07 20091
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
developing countries, democratisation, globalisation, political globalisation, quantitative study
language
English
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1398271
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2009-07-02 09:29:32
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  abstract     = {The end of history was announced by Francis Fukuyama as a result of the fall of the Berlin wall and the end of the Cold War. These happenings were seen as evidence of the victory of democracy and capitalism. Democracy has however not been as triumphant as expected and this is especially true for the developing countries. At the same time globalisation has become one of the major phenomena of our time. This study is set out to investigate the link between political globalisation and democratisation in the developing world. The purpose is to put focus on political globalisation on its own, not just as a part of globalisation or as a complementary factor to economic globalisation. 
The analytical framework is based upon the theory of Jeffrey Haynes, which states that political globalisation is affected by three sets of factors/actors; state actors, non-state actors and background factors. This study focuses on the state and non-state actors. 
The study is a quantitative study and the statistical material comes from the KOF Index of Globalisation and the Global Civil Society Yearbooks, the former is used for the state actor component, the latter for the non-state actor component of political globalisation. The years chosen are 1991, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002 and 2003. 80 developing countries are included in the analysis, divided into three main categories. The statistical analysis is carried out according to the theory, from a state actor and a non-state actor perspective, which then are combined in a final part. 
The results show that there is no correlation between a country’s level of democratic development and level of political globalisation. It does, however, show that there is a correlation between the state and non-state actor components, which confirms the theory that they are interconnected.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Caroline},
  keyword      = {developing countries,democratisation,globalisation,political globalisation,quantitative study},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Beyond the End of History - A Quantitative Study of the Correlation Between Political Globalisation and Democratisation in Developing Countries},
  year         = {2009},
}