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Patterns of Democracy : Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries, Paperback / softback Book

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
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  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9780300172027



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