Autocratization Surges-Resistence Grows. Democracy Report 2020


Diciembre de 2020.


In june 2019, VLADIMIR PUTIN declared liberalism to be “obsolete”.* At first sight, the data reported in this Democracy Report appear to support this assertion because they show a global decline in liberal democratic institutions. For the first time since 2001, there are more autocracies than democracies in the world. Hungary is no longer a democracy, leaving the EU with its first non-democratic Member State. India has continued on a path of steep decline, to the extent it has almost lost its status as a democracy. The United States – former vanguard of liberal democracy – has lost its way.

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