Measuring Democracy in Tanzania: Comparing Freedom House and Vanhanen

Measuring Democracy in Tanzania: Comparing Freedom House and Vanhanen


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von Lea Kliem

Beschreibung

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Africa, grade: 1,00, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH, language: English, abstract: While it is commonly agreed on, that being able to measure democracy precisely has become increasingly important in political science, different approaches can be taken to measure democracy. This paper compares and evaluates Freedom House (FH) and Vanhanen's approaches and applies those to the United Public of Tanzania from 1974 to the present. While both approaches agree that Tanzania cannot be classified as a democracy, Vanhanen determines the degree of democracy on the basis of elections and their outcomes and FH by looking at the implementation of preconditions of democracy.


Tags: Politikwissenschaft, Vergleichende und internationale Politikwissenschaft


Geheftet - 9783656185253
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Verlag: GRIN Publishing
Ersterscheinung: Mai 2012
ISBN-13: 9783656185253
Größe: 221 mm x 80 mm x 1 mm
Gewicht: 38 Gramm
16 Seiten
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