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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Regression of Democracy?
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2011
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gero Erdmann; Marianne Kneuer
|Notes:||4. Operationalization of Party-system Characteristics.|
|Description:||1 online resource (259 pages)|
|Contents:||Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft Sonderheft 1 / 2011; Foreword; Introduction; Bibliography; Decline of Democracy: Loss of Quality, Hybridisation and Breakdown of Democracy; 1. Introduction1; 2. The research problem and the literature; 3. Taking stock of the situation; 3.1 Frequency of decline; 3.2 The institutional or age dimension; 3.3 The economic conditions; 4. Case-oriented approaches; 4.1 Structurally biased approaches; 4.2 Process-oriented approaches; 5. The conceptual issue: Quality and more; 6. The international dimension; 7. Conclusion and desiderata; Bibliography. Quality Criteria for Democracy. Why Responsiveness is not the Key1. On the relevance of quality criteria; 2. The Quality of Democracy --
Methodical Solution Strategy and Findings; 3. Responsiveness --
a core basis for democracy?; 4. Conclusion; Bibliography; Is the international environment becoming less benign for democratisation?; 1. Introduction: Why now?; 2. Assumptions; 3. Modernising the analytical framework; (i) The international dimensions of multi-directional regime change; (ii) Influences: active and passive, direct and indirect. 4. Comparing international strategies for securing democracy's advance and maintaining or renewing authoritarian rule(i) Is socialisation any different?; 5. Weak and insignificant states are part of the international (dis)order too; 6. Concluding remarks; References; The United States of America --
a Deficient Democracy; 1. Introduction: Terminology and Research Question; 2. Freedom, Equality and Control: Development and Standards for the Measurement of Democracy; 2.1 Fundamental Concepts; 2.2 Varying Concepts of Democracy: Participation, Competition and/or Control. 2.3 The "Democracy Matrix" as a Basis for Determining the Quality of a Democracy3. The Quality of American Democracy: Strengths and Weaknesses; 3.1 Decision-making Processes (Elections); 3.2 Institutional Intermediation; 3.3 Public Communication; 3.4 Effective Rule of Law; 3.5 Setting and Implementation of Laws; 4. Conclusion and Prospects for American Democracy; Literature; Deficits in Democratic Quality? The Effects of PartySystem Institutionalisation on the Quality of Democracy in Central Eastern E; 1. Introduction; 2. Do parties and party systems matter for democratic quality? 3. The party systems in CEE and their institutionalisation3.1 Inter-party competition; 3.2 Party roots in society; 3.3 Legitimacy of parties; 3.4 Party organization; 4. Instability of party systems and the implications for the quality of democracy; 5. Conclusion: Why the stability of party systems matters; Annex; Bibliography; Internet sources; Do Party Systems Make Democracy Work? A Comparative Test of Party-system Characteristics and Democratization in Francophone Afri; 1. Introduction1; 2. Theoretical Framework: A Functionalist Argument; 3. Comparative Design.