Patterns of Democracy : Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries Paperback / softback
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
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 368 pages, 12 b-w illus.
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 31/07/2012
- Category: Political science & theory
- ISBN: 9780300172027