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Title / Titel Democracy Barometer
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Summary / Zusammenfassung The project "Democracy Barometer" has developed an instrument to assess the quality of democracy in established democracies and to measure the fine differences that exist between them. It allows for benchmarking between established democracies and, as democracy is seen as an ongoing process, a critical observation of their democratic development over time. In the second phase of the NCCR Democracy the Democracy Barometer focuses on the explanation of different qualities of democracy and the analysis of the political as well as the societal impact of differences in the quality of democracy.
The dataset is currently expanded on democracies in Central and Eastern Europe and in Latin America.
Publications / Publikationen Bochsler, Daniel, and Hanspeter Kriesi. 2013. "Varieties of Democracy." In Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization, ed. H. Kriesi, S. Lavenex, F. Esser, J. Matthes, M. Bühlmann and D. Bochsler. Hondmills: Palgrave.
Bochsler, Daniel, and Hanspeter Kriesi. 2013. "Wie herrscht das Volk." In Herausforderung Demokratie, ed. H. Kriesi and L. Müller. Zürich: Lars Müller.
Kriesi, Hanspeter, and Daniel Bochsler. 2013. "Ein langer Weg." In Herausforderung Demokratie, ed. H. Kriesi and L. Müller. Zürich: Lars Müller.
Kriesi, Hanspeter, Sandra Lavenex, Frank Esser, Jörg Matthes, Marc Bühlmann, and Daniel Bochsler. 2013. Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bühlmann, M; Merkel, W; Müller, L; Wessels, B (2012). The Democracy Barometer: a new instrument to measure the quality of democracy and its potential for comparative research. European Political Science, 11(4):519-536.

Müller, Lisa; Wüest, Bruno (2011). The Effect of Press System Properties on Electoral Participation in Established Democracies. In: NCCR Workshop "Democracy Barometer", Zürich, 17 November 2011 - 17 November 2011.

Bühlmann, M; Merkel, W; Müller, L; Wessels, B (2008). Wie lässt sich Demokratie am besten messen? Zum Forumsbeitrag von Thomas Müller und Susanne Pickel. Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 49(1):114-122.

Bühlmann, Marc; Germann, Micha; Vatter, Adrian (2011). The multidimensionality of democracy: Institutional patterns and democratic quality: Lijphart's democratic quality thesis revisited. In: 1st Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA), Dublin, 16 June 2011 - 18 June 2011.

Bühlmann, M (2011). The quality of democracy: From crises and success stories. In: IPSA-ECPR joint conference - Panel 'Challenges and transformations in the Qualities of Democracies: a comparative perspective', Sao Paolo, 16 February 2011 - 19 February 2011.

Bühlmann, M; Hänni, M (2011). Minority participation: Institutional remedies against the political exclusion of ethnic minorities. In: 3-Länder-Tagung, Basel, 13 January 2011 - 14 February 2011.

Bühlmann, M; Müller, L (2008). Mitsprache oder Effizienz: Wie begegnen Nationalstaaten demokratischen Herausforderungen? OECD-Staaten im Vergleich. In: 3-Länder-Tagung 'Die Verfassung der Demokratien', Osnabrück, 21 November 2008 - 23 November 2008.

Bühlmann, Marc; Hänni, Miriam (2012). Creating a ‘we-feeling’ in heterogeneous nations: a cross-country investigation of the impact of inclusion and autonomy on the national pride of ethnic minorities. Comparative Sociology, 11(3):325-353.

Bühlmann, Marc; Schädel, Lisa (2012). Representation matters: The impact of descriptive women’s representation on the political involvement of women. Representation, 48(1):101-114.

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Keywords / Suchbegriffe Democracy Barometer; quality of democracy; measures of democracy.
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Prof. Daniel Bochsler, PhD (Project Leader)
Prof. Wolfgang Merkel, PhD (Project Leader)
Other links to external web pages
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
SNF (Programm NFS/NCCR)
NCCR Democracy, Phase I (2005-2009), Phase II (2009-2013), Phase III (2013-2017)
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB) Germany
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Oct 2005 to Sep 2017