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Tridimas, George (2012) How democracy was achieved. European Journal of Political Economy, 28 . pp. 651-658. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2011.11.001

Abstract

In ‘Perfecting Parliament’ Roger Congleton applies the rational choice framework to explain two attributes of the democratization of the West from the medieval times to the early twentieth century, first the shift of policy making authority from the king to the parliament and second the extension of voting rights to previously disenfranchised groups of the population. This review essay sets out the themes of the book, and relates the book to the democratization of classical Athens and democratization from the last quarter of the 20th century.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Democracy, Democratization, Ancient Athens, Constitutional exchange; Franchise extension; Democracy and development
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:20487
Deposited By:Professor George Tridimas
Deposited On:16 Oct 2012 09:00
Last Modified:22 Oct 2012 09:17

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