1. What is Science?

  2. What is Politics?

  3. The Origins of the Modern State

  4. Democracy and Dictatorship: Conceptualization and Measurement

  5. The Economic Determinants of Democracy and Dictatorship

  6. The Cultural Determinants of Democracy and Dictatorship

  7. Democratic Transitions

  8. Democracy or Dictatorship: Does it make a difference?

  9. Varieties of Dictatorship

  10. Problems with Group Decision Making

  11. Parliamentary, Presidential, and Semi-Presidential Democracies

  12. Elections and Electoral Systems

  13. Social Cleavages and Party Systems

  14. Institutional Veto Players

  15. Consequences of Democratic Institutions