Adam Przeworski, Michael Alvarez, Jose Antonio Cheibub, and Fernando Limongi. Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950-1990. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
The book proceeds with a dichotomous classification of regimes: democracies and dictatorships. Its aim is to know if holding repeated elections induces governmental accountability, if participation generates equality, if freedom imbues political systems with rationality.