Patterns of Democracy (Paperback)
Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries
Yale University Press, 9780300172027, 348pp.
Publication Date: September 11, 2012
In this updated and expanded edition of his classic text, Arend Lijphart offers a broader and deeper analysis of worldwide democratic institutions than ever before. Examining thirty-six democracies during the period from 1945 to 2010, Lijphart arrives at important--and unexpected--conclusions about what type of democracy works best.
Praise for the previous edition
"Magnificent. . . . The best-researched book on democracy in the world today."--Malcolm Mackerras, American Review of Politics
"I can't think of another scholar as well qualified as Lijphart to write a book of this kind. He has an amazing grasp of the relevant literature, and he's compiled an unmatched collection of data."--Robert A. Dahl, Yale University
"This sound comparative research . . . will continue to be a standard in graduate and undergraduate courses in comparative politics."--Choice