By Professor Ian Marsh, Professor Raymond Miller
The tale of liberal democracy over the past part century has been a positive one in lots of methods, with the variety of democracies expanding from a minority of states to an important majority. but huge difficulties afflict democratic states, and whereas the variety of democratic international locations has extended, democratic perform has gotten smaller. This ebook introduces a singular framework for comparing the increase and decline of democratic governance. interpreting 3 mature democratic international locations - Britain, Australia and New Zealand - the authors talk about styles of governance from the emergence of mass democracy on the outset of the 20th century via to its current situation. The shared political cultures and institutional preparations of the 3 nations let the authors to enquire relatively the dynamics of political evolution and the probabilities for systemic advancements and institutional switch.