• Gradations of Democracy? Empirical Tests of Alternative Conceptualizations 

    Elkins, Zachary (American Journal of Political ScienceMidwest Political Science Association, 2012-04-08)
    A group of influential scholars has argued emphatically that democracy should be measured dichotomously. This position challenges--on both theoretical and methodological grounds--the widespread practice of measuring democracy ...
  • Toward a referential view of definite descriptions 

    Woolwine, Cassandra Joan; 0000-0002-3132-277X (2015-05-21)
    I argue for a referential view of definite descriptions. According to the view that I advocate, definite descriptions are variables. At the syntactic level, they contribute a free variable that must be assigned a referent ...