David Beetham is Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for Democratization Studies, University of Leeds. He is author of a number of books on political theory, including The Legitimation of Power (1991).
Introduction - David Beetham Democratic Theory and Indices of Democratization - Michael Saward Key Principles and Indices for a Democratic Audit - David Beetham More Participation, More Democracy? - Geraint Parry and George Moyser The Duration of Democracy - Axel Hadenius Institutional vs Socio-economic Factors Is the Degree of Electoral Democracy Measurable? - Jorgen Elklit Experiences from Bulgaria, Kenya, Latvia, Mongolia and Nepal Primary Control and Auxiliary Precautions - Stuart Weir A Comparative Study of Democratic Institutions in Six Nations The Experiential Approach to Auditing Democracy - Patrick Dunleavy and Helen Margetts The Idea of Democracy in the West and in the East - Nikolai Biryukov and Victor Sergeyev Cultural Diveristy and Liberal Democracy - Bhiku Parekh