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Xavier Marquez
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Creating a compound "artisanal" measure of democracy from existing datasets, from the 18th century to 2015. My first #rstats  package! 
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Bula & Kia ora Dr Marquez, I had wanted to comment on your blog but for some reasons, the comment section played up. Anyway, i liked your detailed technical write up on this. I was quiet curious to gauge the level of democracy in the graphs for the various countries. I was particular interested in comparing Fiji with others in the Pacific Islands and outside this. However, i got stuck with the shades. Your note indicated the grey areas & blue. All the headers for those countries were in block of grey. Was that how it should read? Or was it the grey shades within the graph itself? I also liked your comments; "I get nervous when I see a measure of democracy that does not have a confidence interval around it, given the empirical and conceptual difficulties involved in producing numerical estimates of a woolly concept like “democracy.”  Could you explain what that "confidence interval" means in this context. Thanks and look forward to your updates on this democracy measures as i have some questions too. Nga Mihi, Vinaka & Thanks.
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The King's Two Bodies in Bolshevik Political Thought

Medieval political theory, Lenin's embalming, Bolshevik transhumanists and much, much more! 
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"“What do you know about Yugoslavia?” the peasant, painstaking and placid, answered, “It is a pseudosocialist country run by revisionist hyenas in the pay of American capitalism.” 
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Propaganda as signaling. On Trajan's column, Paul Veyne's reflections on art without viewers, and a recent paper on propaganda in China.
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Principal-agent problems in the Soviet Union, circa 1990
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The Saudi Monarchy as a Family Firm (and as a Party regime)
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On the weird and wonderful world of Putiniana
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Putiniana... who would have thought. +Irina Tcherednichenko - I follow some Russian folks (I don't know them personally), and I witness Putin Mania in many of their posts.
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On measuring (and mis-measuring) economic growth, with special reference to Singapore. Accompanied by the usual surfeit of graphs.
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What do people think of democracy around the world today? A post on public opinion in the World Values Survey.
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Without close to 90% of a country's population achieving basic university education, Democracy will not be suitable as there is no foundation in self control/discipline, religious understanding, etiquette/manners, protocols, traditions, family values & cohesiveness in society for they will not believe in Nationalism; inculcating self-sacrificing in their own ways only wanting enjoyment without struggles as a country.
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Electoral parodies. A story about the most absurdly rigged election I've ever read about, in Haiti in 1961.
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I teach political theory and political science at Victoria University of Wellington. My recent research has focused on the history of political thought, especially ancient Greek and Roman thought. I also have a strong interest in dictatorship, revolution, and other political pathologies. In another life, I would have been a microbiologist or a computer scientist.
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Caracas, Venezuela - Los Angeles, CA - Durham, North Carolina - DeKalb, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana