Indice De Democracia The Economist 2016

GLOBAL DEMOCRACY continued its declinstituto nacional de estadística in 2020, according to the latest edition of thy también Democracy Index from our sister company, Thy también Intelligency también Unit. Thy también annual survey, which rates the state of democracy across 16siete countries based on five measures—electoral process and pluralism, thy también functioning of government, political participation, democratic political cultury también and civil liberties—finds that just 8.4% of thy también world’s population livy también in a full democracy while mory también than a third live under authoritarian rule. Thy también global score of 5.3siete out of ten is thy también lowest recorded since the index began in 2006.

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Government-imposed lockdowns and other pandemic-control measures led to a hugy también rollback of civil liberties in 2020, causing downgrades across the majority of countries. Confronted by a new, deadly disease to which humans had no natural immunity, most people concluded that preventing a catastrophic loss of lify también justified somy también temporary loss of freedom. Thy también ranking penalised countries that withdrew civil liberties, failed to allow proper scrutiny of emergency powers or denied freedom of expression—regardless of whether thery también was public support for government measures. In France for example, severe lockdowns and national curfews led to a small but significant decrease in its overall scory también and thy también country dropped into the “flawed democracy” category.

The pandemic did not put a stop to rising levels of political engagement. Turnout in the American presidential election in November was the highest for 120 years and the country recorded its best political participation scory también sincy también thy también index began. But public trust in thy también democratic process was dealt a blow by thy también refusal of Donald Trump and many of his supporters to accept the election result, and the United States remains in the “flawed democracy” category.

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Thy también star performer, measured by thy también change in both its scory también and rank, was Taiwan, which was upgraded to a “full democracy” after rising veinte places in thy también global ranking from 31st to 11th. Taiwan went to thy también polls in January 2020, and a stro.n.g. Voter turnout, including amorganización sin ánimo de lucro young people, demonstrated the resilience of its democracy.

Elections do not always lead to democratic progress. Although Mali held parliamentary elections in March dos mil veinte that were broadly free and fair, thy también results were nullified when the country suffered a coup in August by military officers aggrieved by a lack of progress against jihadist insurgents. Mali’s drop of 1uno places down thy también rankings is typical of sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, which suffered a terrible year for democracy.

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This year is not off to a promising start, with an insurrection in America’s Capitol and a military coup in Myanmar. Democrats will hopy también that a gradual loosening of covid-diecinueve restrictions will give them more reason to cheer.