Measuring the Rule of Law

@article{Skaaning2010MeasuringTR,
  title={Measuring the Rule of Law},
  author={Svend-Erik Skaaning},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={63},
  pages={449 - 460}
}
This article offers a comparative review of seven rule of law measures. It demonstrates that the measures differ in both form and appropriateness and that the differences have consequences for the empirical results. The shortcomings are, among others, restrictions in scope and availability of disaggregate data, insufficient codebooks, and unjustified aggregation procedures. In most cases, the task of conceptualization is not grounded in theory, and key principles of the rule of law are left out… Expand

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