Does heterogeneity hinder democracy?

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MERKEL, Wolfgang, Brigitte WEIFFEN, 2012. Does heterogeneity hinder democracy?. In: Comparative Sociology. 11(3), pp. 387-421. ISSN 1569-1322. eISSN 1569-1330. Available under: doi: 10.1163/156913312X638606

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