Democracy Index

Democracy is taking place around the world every day. How democracy occurs can have explanations in factors of importance, such as openness and transparency, the function of media outlets, law and justice and work among political parties. These are changing every year in countries around the world. A democracy index that is often reffered to is the one by the Economist. The democracy index is done by their intelligence unit (The EIU) which help businesses, the financial sector and governments understanding a changing world and what opportunity and risks mean for them in this change. They do research, analysis, and collect data about countries, cities, industries and companies.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index measure democracy in 167 countries with scores from 0 up to 10 based on 60 indicators. Countries are separated into 4 sections, full democracy, flawed democracy, hybrid regime or an authoritarian regime. Norway, Sweden and Iceland has for the last decade often landed in the top 3, with Norway being measured as the most democractic country every year since 2010. North Korea has always been in the bottom position.

The democracy Index for 2018 was the eleventh edition of the Economists Democracy Index and it showed that political participation is increasing all over the world – this has been most evident in the participation of women. But the trust of the democracy has detoriated.

We are awaiting the Democracy Index for 2019.


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