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Micro-institutions in liberal democracies: what they are and why they matter

Dunleavy, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0002-2650-6398 (2018) Micro-institutions in liberal democracies: what they are and why they matter. British Politics and Policy at LSE (01 Nov 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Liberal democracies combine core ‘macro-institutions’ (like free elections and control by legislatures) with swarms of supportive ‘micro-institutions’. By contrast, semi-democracies keep only the façade of macro-institutions, subverting a range of critical micro-institutions so as to make political competition and popular control a hollow sham. Drawing on a new book, Patrick Dunleavy explains why these developments mean that political science has to get a lot more granular and sophisticated, instead of focusing just on ‘toy models’.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 13:51
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111431

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