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Pandemic Backsliding: Does Covid-19 Put Democracy at Risk?   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Key Findings: "[1] 48 countries have a high risk of democratic declines during the Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic and 34 countries are at medium risk. [2] The Pandemic Backsliding Risk Index tracks government responses to Covid-19 and uses V-Dem [Varieties of Democracy] data to factor in the general risk of democratic declines. [3] 47 countries are not at risk of pandemic backsliding demonstrating that responding to the pandemic is possible without jeopardizing democratic standards."

Report Number:
V-Dem Policy Brief No. 23; Varieties of Democracy Policy Brief No. 23
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2020
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University of Gothenburg V-Dem Institute
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V-Dem Institute: https://www.v-dem.net/
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