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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156913309X447594 Comparative Sociology 8 (2009) 402–418 brill.nl/coso C O M P A R A T I V E S O C I O L O G Y Elites and Democracy’s Illusions John Higley Government and Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1087, USA

In: Comparative Sociology

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/156913307X233683 Comparative Sociology 6 (2007) 481–507 Comparative Sociology CompSoc www.brill.nl/coso Democracy, Capitalism, and Income Inequality: Seeking Causal Directions * Ross E. Burkhart Department of Political Science, Boise State

In: Comparative Sociology

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156916408X286941 Research in Phenomenology 38 (2008) 157–173 www.brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Th e Erosion of Democracy 1 Miguel de Beistegui University of Warwick Abstract Th is paper analyzes the reasons behind

In: Research in Phenomenology

DEMOCRACY, COSMOLOGY, AND THE GREAT WORK OF THOMAS BERRY Stephen Bede Scharper Abstract In this review essay, Thomas Berry’s The Great Work is contextualized within Berry’s overarching cosmological project. Special attention is paid to Berry’s critique of eco- nomic corporations, as well as his

In: Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156916408X286978 Research in Phenomenology 38 (2008) 216–227 www.brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Democracy and Ontology Bernard Flynn Empire State College Abstract Th is paper elaborates a conception of the relationship

In: Research in Phenomenology

International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 15 (2008) 489–503 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI 10.1163/157181108X374770 www.brill.nl/ijgr Minority Rights, Democracy and Development: Th e African Experience Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua* Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156916408X286987 Research in Phenomenology 38 (2008) 228–243 www.brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Who Counts? On Democracy, Power, and the Incalculable Dennis J. Schmidt Pennsylvania State University Abstract Th e

In: Research in Phenomenology

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI 10.1163/092755608X267120 Th e International Journal of Children’s Rights 16 (2008) 55–76 www.brill.nl/chil Children’s Suffrage : A Critique of the Importance of Voters’ Knowledge for the Well-Being of Democracy Stefan Olsson Department of Government

In: The International Journal of Children's Rights

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/156914907X207720 PGDT 6 (2007) 189-213 www.brill.nl/pgdt Perspectives on Global Development and Technology P g d t Th e Middle East’s Democracy Deficit in Comparative Perspective Mehran Kamrava Director of Center for International and Regional

In: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology

political attentiveness which promotes democracies. Keywords public opinion, democracy, democratic attitudes, critical citizen Why are some countries democratic? Moreover, why do some democracies further democratize their system, while others stagnate? Political science has been trying to answer these

In: Comparative Sociology