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DEMOCRATIC QUALITY IN AMERICA AND EUROPE

Stein Ringen

in United in Diversity?: Comparing Social Models in Europe and America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376630
eISBN:
9780199865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376630.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter evaluates democratic quality in the United States and Europe. Eleven democracies are compared using the following indicators: consolidated democracy; freedom of the press; government ... More


Changes for Democracy: Actors, Structures, Processes

Leonardo Morlino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199572533
eISBN:
9780191731082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572533.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

A review of the main theoretical findings in the literature on democratic changes prompts the author to propose an empirical definition of democracy, to discuss the main existing normative ... More


Analysing Democratic Qualities

Leonardo Morlino

in Changes for Democracy: Actors, Structures, Processes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199572533
eISBN:
9780191731082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572533.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The chapter addresses the question of the best method for identifying and analysing democratic qualities in various countries within a process of deepening or of weakening. It first suggests a ... More


Democratic Legacies, the Associational Landscape, and Democratic Survival

Agnes Cornell, Jørgen Møller, and Svend-Erik Skaaning

in Democratic Stability in an Age of Crisis: Reassessing the Interwar period

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198858249
eISBN:
9780191890611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858249.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A simple cross-tabulation of experience with minimalist democracy before 1918 and interwar democratic breakdown reveals a manifest empirical pattern: All the old democracies of north-western Europe ... More


Defining quality

Claudio M. Radaelli and Fabrizio De Francesco

in Regulatory Quality in Europe: Concepts, Measures and Policy Processes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074042
eISBN:
9781781701577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074042.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter explains better regulation as public policy. It shows the theoretical implications of this approach and how better regulation can be analysed in a comprehensive framework that includes ... More


Survival vs Quality: Democratic Consequences of Closure

Fernando Casal Bértoa and Zsolt Enyedi

in Party System Closure: Party Alliances, Government Alternatives, and Democracy in Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198823605
eISBN:
9780191862212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823605.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The final chapter examines the impact of party system closure on the survival as well as the quality of democracy. We consider the question of whether closure is a necessary or sufficient ... More


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