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No Easy Choice: Political Participation in Developing Countries
No Easy Choice: Political Participation in Developing Countries
By Samuel P. Huntington and Joan M. Nelson
Harvard University Press, 1976, 195 pp.

Two leading writers on the processes of political development present a lucid analysis of the growth and desirability of political participation in developing countries and the ways it impedes (and is impeded by) the goals of socio-economic equity and economic growth. With an extraordinary ability to pull together abstract theory and empirical data, the authors have made an important contribution to the understanding of one of the major issues of this and coming decades.