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The state of democracy

democracy assessments in eight nations around the world

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Published by Kluwer Law International in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy -- Case studies,
  • Democratization,
  • Comparative government

  • Edition Notes

    Assessments provided for Bangladesh, El Salvador, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, New Zealand, Peru, and South Korea.

    Other titlesDemocracy assessments in eight nations around the world, Democracy assessments in 8 nations around the world
    Statementedited by David Beetham ... [et al.].
    GenreCase studies.
    ContributionsBeetham, David.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC423 .S8425 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3564138M
    ISBN 109041119302
    LC Control Number2002033976

    For those studying democracy or wanting to reform Australian politics, The State of Democracy provides a wealth of evidence in a well-illustrated and highly accessible format. Internationally, it is an important contribution to the democracy assessment literature and pushes into new areas such as the intergovernmental decision-making of federalism.


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