E. Kuznetsova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 9/11, Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
One of the most common methods of political regime analysis and in particular assessment of their democratic character is a rating approach that envisages political regime classification depending on belonging to one or another group or cluster of democratic and non-democratic countries. Nevertheless this approach usually ignores political-cultural aspects of studied regimes. The article outlines the most commonly used indices of political regime comparison. The example of Central and Eastern Europe region proposes political regime classification taking political-cultural characteristics into account.
political regime, political rating, indices of democratic political culture development
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