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Defining and Measuring Democracy

Defining and Measuring Democracy

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Volume: 36
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Democracy | Politics (General)

November 1994 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The rapid worldwide phase of democratization since the 1980s has stimulated a renewed interest in how we define and measure democracy. The contributors to this volume include leading political theorists, political scientists and experts in comparative government from across Europe.

Defining and Measuring Democracy offers an integrated analysis of key debates and issues ranging from the question of how to define democracy to the issue of cultural diversity. Each chapter offers new insights and approaches placed in the context of contemporary debates.

David Beetham
Michael Saward
Democratic Theory and Indices of Democratization
David Beetham
Key Principles and Indices for a Democratic Audit
Geraint Parry and George Moyser
More Participation, More Democracy?
Axel Hadenius
The Duration of Democracy
Institutional vs Socio-economic Factors

Jørgen Elklit
Is the Degree of Electoral Democracy Measurable?
Experiences from Bulgaria, Kenya, Latvia, Mongolia and Nepal

Stuart Weir
Primary Control and Auxiliary Precautions
A Comparative Study of Democratic Institutions in Six Nations

Patrick Dunleavy and Helen Margetts
The Experiential Approach to Auditing Democracy
Nikolai Biryukov and Victor Sergeyev
The Idea of Democracy in the West and in the East
Bhiku Parekh
Cultural Diveristy and Liberal Democracy

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