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Tilly’s critique of Dahl Only a check-list of items Does not allow for comparison across  regimes Does not explain how regimes through  time-how and when they become more or  less democratic In order to fully compare and explain  regimes Tilly says we need to improve on  Dahl’s criteria
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Tilly’s definition of Democracy A regime is democratic to the degree that  political relations between the state and its  citizens feature broad, equal, protected  and mutually binding consultation.
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Terms of Tilly’s Definition Breadth: from only a small segment of the  population enjoying extensive rights the  rest being excluded from public politics, to  very wide political inclusion of people  under the state’s jurisdiction 
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Terms of Tilly’s Definition  Equality: from great inequality to great  equality.  That is does every citizen  despite ethnicity have equal rights, or are  rights unequal due to people’s ethnicity.
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course POSC 100 taught by Professor Auerbach during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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