Book 2011

Regression of Democracy?

Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft Comparative Governance and Politics


ISBN: 978-3-531-18216-2 (Print) 978-3-531-93302-3 (Online)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-7

  2. Chapter

    Pages 9-19


  3. Chapter

    Pages 21-58

    Decline of Democracy: Loss of Quality, Hybridisation and Breakdown of Democracy

  4. Chapter

    Pages 59-80

    Quality Criteria for Democracy. Why Responsiveness is not the Key

  5. Chapter

    Pages 81-101

    Is the international environment becoming less benign for democratisation?

  6. Chapter

    Pages 103-132

    The United States of America – a Deficient Democracy

  7. Chapter

    Pages 133-171

    Deficits in Democratic Quality? The Effects of Party-System Institutionalisation on the Quality of Democracy in Central Eastern Europe

  8. Chapter

    Pages 173-199

    Do Party Systems Make Democracy Work? A Comparative Test of Party-system Characteristics and Democratization in Francophone Africa

  9. Chapter

    Pages 201-220

    Elections, Democratic Regression and Transitions to Autocracy: Lessons from Russia and Venezuela

  10. Chapter

    Pages 221-246

    Wilted Roses and Tulips: The Regression of Democratic Rule in Kyrgyzstan and Georgia

  11. Chapter

    Pages 247-265

    Democratic Survival or Autocratic Revival in Interwar Europe A Comparative Examination of Structural Explanations