The Scope of Government

Ole Borre and Michael Goldsmith

in The Scope of Government

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294740
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598838 | DOI:

Series: Beliefs in Government

 The Scope of Government

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This introductory chapter sets out the book's objective and clarifies the basic concepts relating to the relationships between government and governed, and their implications for democratic legitimation and governability. It explains the type of statistical data used to study these relationships, and briefly summarizes the structure of the book.

Keywords: democratic legitimation; governability; scope of government

Chapter.  8529 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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