Patterns of Democracy
In this updated and expanded edition of his classic text, Arend Lijphart offers a broader and deeper analysis of worldwide democratic institutions than ever before. Examining thirty-six democracies during the period from 1945 to 2010, Lijphart arrives at important--and unexpected--conclusions about what type of democracy works best."Praise for the previous edition" "Magnificent. . . . The best-researched book on democracy in the world today."--Malcolm Mackerras, "American Review of Politics""I can't think of another scholar as well qualified as Lijphart to write a book of this kind. He has an amazing grasp of the relevant literature, and he's compiled an unmatched collection of data."--Robert A. Dahl, Yale University"This sound comparative research . . . will continue to be a standard in graduate and undergraduate courses in comparative politics."--"Choice"
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Updated version of major textbook in comparative politics. This is an important basic text for anyone seeking to understand how democratic systems work. Read full review
Interest Groups Pluralism Versus Corporatism
Democracy Make a Difference?
Consensus Democracy Makes a Difference
Two Dimensions and Ten Basic Variables 19452010
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