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Small and Medium Enterprises as a Factor of Democracy in the Late XX – Early XX1 Century: a Comparative Analysis by the Countries

Student: Aleksandr Zakirov

Supervisor: Alexey Sergeevich Titkov

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Applied Politics (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2016

In this paper, we study the effect of the level of the development of small and medium-sized enterprises on the democratic processes in the countries of the world. Based on the approval of Barrington Moore that there is no democracy without a small bourgeois, and the assumption that in the modern world a small business can play the role of the bourgeoisie, we test the hypothesis about the importance of the development level of small and medium enterprises as the main factor contributing to the emergence of democracy and democratic processes. The study was conducted within the framework of the rational choice institutionalism, using quantitative methods of the analysis.

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