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V-Dem Democracy Report 2020: Autocratization Surges–Resistance Grow

V-Dem Institute : 2020

Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) produces the largest global dataset on democracy and enables new ways to study the nature, causes, and consequences of democracy embracing its multiple meanings. This 2020 report shows that the third wave of autocratization is truly underway with democracies no longer being in majority. The report details how an increasing number of countries are being affected by the decline in critical democratic traits. Government assaults on civil society, freedom of expression, and the media are proliferating and becoming more severe. After years of undercutting countervailing forces, rulers seem now to feel secure enough to attack the very core of democracy: free and fair elections.

Source: V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg

Link: https://www.v-dem.net/media/filer_public/f0/5d/f05d46d8-626f-4b20-8e4e-53d4b134bfcb/democracy_report_2020_low.pdf

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