How democracy was achieved

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages651-658
JournalEuropean Journal of Political Economy
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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Democracy
Democratization
Parliament
Authority
Voting
Classical Athens
Rational Choice
Medieval Period
Policy Making

Keywords

  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Ancient Athens
  • Constitutional exchange
  • Franchise extension
  • Democracy and development

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How democracy was achieved. / Tridimas, George.

In: European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 28, 12.2012, p. 651-658.

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