Abstract

According to Jørgen Møller, democracy was not a latecomer on the European scene; it emerged in parallel with rule of law in a way that makes European development very different from that of Russia or China, but also from the vast majority of contemporary developing countries. Yet the crucial ingredient that permitted the evolution of medieval estates into the modern institutions of representative democracy was the spread of the idea of human equality in the seventeenth century.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 124-128
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-13
Open Access
No
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