Each year, the Economist Intelligence Unit undertakes a comprehensive study of the state of democracy worldwide, and the 2015 edition uncovers both troubling signs and hopeful promise. Cracks have appeared in the democratic facade of many nations, as economic woes, war, massive refugee migrations and terrorism threaten freedom. But some countries have made progress in advancing democratic practices. getAbstract recommends this enlightening report to anyone with an interest in the state of the world’s democracies.
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