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.
In this summary, you will learn
- What factors elicit a robust democracy,
- How various countries rank in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2015 and
- What issues threaten worldwide democracy.
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