The paper originally presented at Public Choice 2006 conference just updated and uploaded at SSRN: Democracy: a Conflict Extinguisher or a Fuel for Terror?
Cases of Arabian (“Palestine” Autonomy (Israel) and Chechen Republic (Russia). What kind of change one could anticipate as outcome of free elections if voter’s life and property costs almost nothing? See our paper at SSRN here.
Implications for Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, majority of Sub-Saharan countries look quite obvious.
It doesn’t means one shouldn’t build Democracy. It means, one should start to build it on the basis of old, well-known and well tested “technologies”, not to invent new and accelerated ones.