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dc.creatorElkins, Zacharyen
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-08T21:26:59Zen
dc.date.available2012-04-08T21:26:59Zen
dc.date.issued2000-04en
dc.identifier.citation"Gradations of Democracy? Empirical Tests of Alternative Conceptualizations." 2000. American Journal of Political Science 44: 293-300.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/15335en
dc.description.abstractA 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 with graded scales, a practice which has been endorsed by leading methodologists who study democracy. This article proposes several empirical tests that evaluate the competing strategies. The evidence suggests that, on the whole, graded measures have superior validity and reliability. Hence, we should understand that specific cases correspond to the concept of democracy to varying degrees--degrees that can and should be measured.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherAmerican Journal of Political Scienceen
dc.publisherMidwest Political Science Associationen
dc.subjectMethodologyen
dc.subjectPolitical Scienceen
dc.subjectDichotomousen
dc.subjectDemocracyen
dc.subjectGradationen
dc.subjectContinuousen
dc.subjectGradations of Democracyen
dc.subjectVariablesen
dc.subjectQuantitativeen
dc.titleGradations of Democracy? Empirical Tests of Alternative Conceptualizationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.departmentGovernmenten


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