Democracy in microstates: why smallness does not produce a democratic political system

@article{Veenendaal2015DemocracyIM,
  title={Democracy in microstates: why smallness does not produce a democratic political system},
  author={Wouter Veenendaal},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={112 - 92}
}
In recent decades, several scholars have pointed to a statistical correlation between population size and democracy. Whereas these studies have thus far failed to provide a satisfactory explanation of this link, more case-oriented and qualitative publications have primarily highlighted the democracy-undermining effects of smallness. According to such studies, the proclivity of microstates to democratic rule should be explained on the basis of other factors, which coincide with smallness. In the… Expand
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