Measuring Political Democracy

@article{Bowman2005MeasuringPD,
  title={Measuring Political Democracy},
  author={K. Bowman and F. Lehoucq and J. Mahoney},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={38},
  pages={939 - 970}
}
Recent writings concerning measurement of political democracy offer sophisticated discussions of problems of conceptualization, operationalization, and aggregation. Yet they have less to say about the error that derives from the use of inaccurate, partial, or misleading data sources. Drawing on evidence from five Central American countries, the authors show this data-induced measurement error compromises the validity of the principal, long-term cross-national scales of democracy. They call for… Expand
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