Varieties of Democracy: Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change (Hardback)Michael Coppedge (author), John Gerring (author), Adam Glynn (author), Carl Henrik Knutsen (author), Staffan I. Lindberg (author), Daniel Pemstein (author), Brigitte Seim (author), Svend-Erik Skaaning (author), Jan Teorell (author), David Altman (with)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 23 mm
'To understand the causes and consequences of democracy, we must be able to measure it. Scholars have long struggled to develop measures of democracy that both capture its complexity and are sufficiently standardized to use for comparative analysis. Coppedge et al. have taken a major step in this direction. Not only does Varieties of Democracy provide the best available index of 'really existing' democracy, but it allows scholars to explore other dimensions - such as participation, deliberation, and equality - that have long been associated with the broader concept of democracy. Research on democracies and democratization remains central to comparative politics. Varieties of Democracy makes an immense contribution to this research.' Steven Levitsky, Harvard University, Massachusetts
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