Global Quality of Democracy as Innovation Enabler

Measuring Democracy for Success

  • David F.J. Campbell

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About this book


This book assesses the interconnectedness of democracy and economic development. It concentrates on how to conceptualize and to measure democracy and quality of democracy in global comparison. The author makes the argument that a quality-of-democracy understanding based on sustainable development relates crucially with economic growth, but more so with economic development. The empirical macro-model focuses on approximately 151 countries and covers about a twelve-year period of 2002-2014, identifying the following basic dimensions as being relevant for further analysis: freedom, equality, control, sustainable development, and self-organization (political self-organization). Readers will appreciate the global perspective the work offers.


democracy development conceptualization of democracy economic development economic growth empirical measurement of democracy and quality of democracy equality freedom government/oppositions cycles global comparison person and party change of head of government political self-organization political left/right swings quality of democracy quadruple and quintuple helix innovation systems sustainable development

Authors and affiliations

  • David F.J. Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Continuing Education Research and Educational Management, Center for Educational Management and Higher Education DevelopmentDanube University KremsKremsAustria

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