Quick Search:

uzh logo
Browse by:

Zurich Open Repository and Archive 

Bühlmann, M; Merkel , W; Müller, L; Wessels , B (2012). The Democracy Barometer: a new instrument to measure the quality of democracy and its potential for comparative research. European Political Science, 11(4):519-536.

Full text not available from this repository.


Measuring characteristics of democracy is not an easy task, but anyone who does empirical research on democracy needs good measures. In this article, we present the Democracy Barometer, a new measure that overcomes the conceptual and methodological shortcomings of previous indices. It allows for a description and comparison of the quality of thirty established democracies in the timespan between 1995 and 2005. The article examines its descriptive purposes and demonstrates the potential of this new instrument for future comparative analyses.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
DDC:320 Political science
Deposited On:24 Jan 2012 09:46
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 21:26
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher DOI:10.1057/eps.2011.46
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 2
Google Scholar™
Scopus®. Citation Count: 2

Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item

Repository Staff Only: item control page