Measuring Democracy: A Bridge Between Scholarship and Politics (BOK)

Measuring Democracy: A Bridge Between Scholarship and Politics (BOK)

Gerardo L. Munck

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Although democracy is a widely held value, concrete measurement of it is elusive. Gerardo L. Munck's constructive assessment of the methods used to measure democracies promises to bring order to the debate in academia and in practice. Drawing on his years of academic research on democracy and measurement and his practical experience evaluating democratic practices for the United Nations and the Organization of American States, Munck's discussion bridges the theories of academia with practical applications. In proposing a more open and collaborative relationship between theory and action, he makes the case for reassessing how democracy is measured and encourages fundamental changes in methodology. Munck's field-tested framework for quantifying and qualifying democracy is built around two instruments he developed: the UN Development Programme's Electoral Democracy Index and a case-by-case election monitoring tool used by the OAS. Measuring Democracy offers specific, real-world lessons that scholars and practitioners can use to improve the quality and utility of data about democracy.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Gerardo L. Munck
Forlag
John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 9780801890925
Antall sider 200 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 408 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political science & theory, Political structures: democracy