Lehrende und MitarbeiterInnen
Campbell, David Mag. phil. Dr.phil.
|Global Quality of Democracy as Innovation Enabler. Measuring Democracy for Success.
The analysis concentrates on the following research questions: How to conceptualize and to measure democracy and quality of
democracy in global comparison? Furthermore: how does quality of democracy act and play in favour of enabling innovation?
The introduced conceptual framework of analysis refers to a quintuple-dimensional structure of democracy and quality of democracy
and identifies the following basic dimensions as being relevant for further analysis: freedom, equality, control, sustainable
development, and self-organization (political self-organization). Government/opposition cycles (political swings) represent
one crucial form of manifestation of self-organization within a democracy. One crucial argument here is that a quality-of-democracy
understanding based on sustainable development relates crucially with economic growth, but more so with economic development.
The empirical macro-model focuses on 161 countries (territories) and covers a fifteen-year period of 2002-2016. By this the
model addresses (in principle) more than ninety-nine percent of the world population. The model refers not only to democracies,
but also to non-democracies (or democracies, semi-democracies and non-democracies). This global perspective appears necessary
for a comprehensive understanding of democracy, democracy development and development of quality of democracy. The following
countries and country groups are compared and analyzed in greater detail: Nordic countries; the United States; European Union
(EU15 and EU28); Japan; OECD; Brazil; China; India; Indonesia; Nigeria; Russia; Latin America; Asia; and averages for the
In the conclusion, several hypotheses are developed and presented for discussion that summarize the empirical research evidence
and offer optional references for further research on democracy and quality of democracy in global comparison. Furthermore,
the analysis intends to cross-refer to knowledge and innovation discourses on the basis of Quadruple and Quintuple Helix (innovation
systems) understanding, making connections to a Quintuple-dimensional understanding of democracy and quality of democracy.
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||Global Quality of Democracy as Innovation Enabler.
||David F. J. Campbell