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In comparative league tables of liberal democracies the UK’s democracy is judged to be First Division, but not Premier League

Dunleavy, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0002-2650-6398 (2018) In comparative league tables of liberal democracies the UK’s democracy is judged to be First Division, but not Premier League. Democratic Audit Blog (31 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Ranking established liberal democracies against countries that are still developing a democratic polity risks awarding the long-lived countries ‘ceiling’ scores at the top of the table – feeding complacency amongst their elites and domestic publics that they can now rest easy on their laurels. However quantitative rankings typically do not treat the UK in this manner. Instead they assign it to a ‘good but not great’ category, well behind the states leading democratic good practice. For our new book, The UK’s Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit, Patrick Dunleavy explores why.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2021 20:33
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 00:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109739

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