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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803977891
ISBN-10: 0803977891
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Beetham

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).

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