Research Note: Democracy with Adjectives: Conceptual Innovation in Comparative Research

@article{Collier1997ResearchND,
  title={Research Note: Democracy with Adjectives: Conceptual Innovation in Comparative Research},
  author={D. Collier and D. Levitsky},
  journal={World Politics},
  year={1997},
  volume={49},
  pages={430 - 451}
}
The recent trend toward democratization in countries across the globe has challenged scholars to pursue two potentially contradictory goals. On the one hand, they seek to increase analytic differentiation in order to capture the diverse forms of democracy that have emerged. On the other hand, they are concerned with conceptual validity. Specifically, they seek to avoid the problem of conceptual stretching that arises when the concept of democracy is applied to cases for which, by relevant… Expand
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