Government > Democracy and rights > Structure: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Political scientist Robert A. Dahl compares the constitutions of countries which have been “steadily democratic since 1950” on the characteristic of structure (presidential or parliamentary).
Australia Parliamentary
Austria Parliamentary
Belgium Parliamentary
Canada Parliamentary
Costa Rica Presidential
Denmark Parliamentary
Finland Parliamentary
France Parliamentary
Germany Parliamentary
Iceland Parliamentary
India Parliamentary
Ireland Parliamentary
Israel Parliamentary
Italy Parliamentary
Japan Parliamentary
Luxembourg Parliamentary
Netherlands Parliamentary
New Zealand Parliamentary
Norway Parliamentary
Sweden Parliamentary
Switzerland Parliamentary
United Kingdom Parliamentary
United States Presidential


"All countries compared for Government > Democracy and rights > Structure", How Democratic is the American Constitution? Robert A. Dahl.2001. ISBN 0-300-09218-0. Table 1. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Democracy-and-rights/Structure

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