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Defining and Measuring Democracy

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Informationen zum Autor David Beetham is Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for Democratization Studies! University ... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor David Beetham is Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for Democratization Studies! University of Leeds. He is author of a number of books on political theory! including The Legitimation of Power (1991). Klappentext 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. Zusammenfassung This volume examines how we define and measure democracy. From questions of how we define democracy to the issue of cultural diversity! each chapter aims to offer insights and approaches placed in the context of contemporary debates. Inhaltsverzeichnis Introduction - David Beetham Democratic Theory and Indices of Democratization - Michael Saward Key Principles and Indices for a Democratic Audit - David Beetham More Participation, More Democracy? - Geraint Parry and George Moyser The Duration of Democracy - Axel Hadenius Institutional vs Socio-economic Factors Is the Degree of Electoral Democracy Measurable? - Jørgen Elklit Experiences from Bulgaria, Kenya, Latvia, Mongolia and Nepal Primary Control and Auxiliary Precautions - Stuart Weir A Comparative Study of Democratic Institutions in Six Nations The Experiential Approach to Auditing Democracy - Patrick Dunleavy and Helen Margetts The Idea of Democracy in the West and in the East - Nikolai Biryukov and Victor Sergeyev Cultural Diveristy and Liberal Democracy - Bhiku Parekh

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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.



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This volume examines how we define and measure democracy. From questions of how we define democracy to the issue of cultural diversity, each chapter aims to offer insights and approaches placed in the context of contemporary debates.

Contenu

Introduction - David Beetham
Democratic Theory and Indices of Democratization - Michael Saward
Key Principles and Indices for a Democratic Audit - David Beetham
More Participation, More Democracy? - Geraint Parry and George Moyser
The Duration of Democracy - Axel Hadenius
Institutional vs Socio-economic Factors
Is the Degree of Electoral Democracy Measurable? - Jørgen Elklit
Experiences from Bulgaria, Kenya, Latvia, Mongolia and Nepal
Primary Control and Auxiliary Precautions - Stuart Weir
A Comparative Study of Democratic Institutions in Six Nations
The Experiential Approach to Auditing Democracy - Patrick Dunleavy and Helen Margetts
The Idea of Democracy in the West and in the East - Nikolai Biryukov and Victor Sergeyev
Cultural Diveristy and Liberal Democracy - Bhiku Parekh

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Defining and Measuring Democracy
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9780803977891
ISBN: 0803977891
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 240
Poids: 326g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm x T14mm
Année: 1994