What Causes Democracy

  title={What Causes Democracy},
  author={Eugene D. Mazo},
  journal={Social Science Research Network},
In pointing to a definition of “democracy,” there is no single concept of the term on which all scholars agree. The question of “what a democracy is … and is not,” to borrow the title of a well-known article, is better understood as falling along a continuum. The points of this continuum represent the minimum standards that modern theorists associate with the definition of a democracy, with the advent of new, more complex standards added as we move from one end of the continuum to the other. A… Expand

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