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CONTENTS Acknowledgments vii Introduction, Larry Diamond and Leonardo Morlino ix I. Dimensions of Democratic Quality 1. Why the Rule of Law Matters, Guillermo O'Donnell 3 2. The Ambiguous Virtues of Accountability, Philippe C. Schmitter 16 3. Freedom as the Foundation, David Beetham 30 4. Addressing Inequality, Dietrich Rueschemeyer 45 5. The Chain of Responsiveness, G. Bingham Powell, Jr. 60 6. A Skeptical Afterword, Marc F. Plattner 75 II. Comparative Case Studies 7. Italy and Spain, Rafael L¢pez-Pintor and Leonardo Morlino 83 8. Chile and Brazil, Frances Hagopian XX 9. Bangladesh and India, Sumit Ganguly XX 10. South Korea and Taiwan, Yun-han Chu and Doh Chull Shin XX 11. Poland and Romania, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi XX 12. Ghana and South Africa, Robert Mattes and E. Gyimah-Boadi XX Index XX Contents vi
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Democracy -- Congresses.
Comparative government -- Congresses.