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A Defective Democracy: The Case of the United States

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John Dreijmanis

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Formerly Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany.

ABSTRACT

According to the six criteria of Wolfgang Merkel and Auriel Croissant to distinguish various political systems, the United States is a defective democracy, with increasing socio-economic inequality.

KEYWORDS

Defective Democracy, Dominant Beliefs, Defects, United States, Gini Coefficient, Wolfgang Merkel, Auriel Croissant, Socio-Economic Inequality

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Dreijmanis, J. (2014) A Defective Democracy: The Case of the United States. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100669.

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The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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