This book focuses on measuring democratic political systems as such, and is concerned more with the consequences and concomitants of political democracy in cross-national research. It examines the sequences and dynamics of political change between 1800 and 1986.
Table of Contents
Introduction Measuring Democratic Political Systems 1. Political Democracy: Conceptual and Measurement Traps 2. The Comparative Survey of Freedom: Experiences and Suggestions 3. Measuring Polyarchy 4. The Transformation of the Western State: The Growth of Democracy, Autocracy, and State Power since 1800 5. The Political ragimes Project Measuring Consequences and Concomitants 6. The Effects of Democracy on Economic Growth and Inequality: A Review 7. On the Political Capacity of Nation States: Institutionalization and Legitimacy 8. Measures of Government Change: Indicators of Democracy from Mass Media Reporting 9. Democracies and War