Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Stanford University


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Assessing the Quality of Democracy


Larry Diamond, ed. - Stanford University
Leonardo Morlino, ed.

Published by
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005

Hardcover (978-0-8018-8286-9) - $45.00

Paperback (978-0-8018-8287-6) - $18.95

The latest volume in this popular series focuses on the best ways to evaluate and improve the quality of new democratic regimes. The essays in part one elaborate and refine several themes of democratic quality: the rule of law, accountability, freedom, equality, and responsiveness. The second part features six comparative cases, each of which applies these thematic elements to two neighboring countries: Brazil and Chile, South Africa and Ghana, Italy and Spain, Romania and Poland, India and Bangladesh, and Taiwan and Korea.