Incluye referencias bibliográficas (páginas -375) e índice. CONTENIDO: Introduction: The Problem of Capitalist Development and Democracy -- Capitalist Development and Democracy: The Controversy. Comparative Historical and Cross-national Quantitative Research on Development and Democracy ; Methodological Reflections -- Capitalist Development and Democracy: A Theoretical Framework. Democracy and its Relation to Social Inequality ; Class Structures, Classes, and Class Organizations ; State Structures and Democracy ; Democracy and the Transnational Structures of Power ; Comparative Research on Democracy in a New Framework -- Advanced Capitalist Countries. Introduction ; The Transition to Democracy in Europe: The Democratic Cases ; Transition and Breakdown: The Authoritarian Cases ; Democratic Development in Britain's Settler Colonies ; Conclusion and Discussion -- Latin America.
The Argument ; Conditions for Initial Democratization ; Regime Transformations after Initial Democratization ; Regime Transformations and Transnational Structures of Power ; Conclusion -- Central America and The Caribbean. Introduction ; Caribbean and Central American Cases Compared ; Variations within the English-speaking Caribbean ; Conclusion -- Conclusions and Reflections. Theoretical Assessment ; Reflections --Appendix: Classification of Regimes.