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Autocratization Turns Viral: Democracy Report 2021   [open pdf - 0B]

This is the 5th Annual Democracy Report from the V-Dem Institute at University of Gothenburg. From the Summary of the Report: "The 'year of lockdown' in 2020 replaced the 2019 'year of protest' that was the focus of last year's Democracy Report. While the data shows that most democracies have acted responsibly in the face of the pandemic, 9 register major, and 23 moderate, violations of international norms. The situation is worse in autocracies: 55 were involved in major or moderate violations in response to the pandemic. The V-Dem data suggests that the direct impact on democracy has been limited so far, but the final toll may turn out to be much higher unless restrictions are eliminated immediately after the pandemic is over. While the world is still more democratic than it was in the 1970s and 1980s, the global decline of liberal democracy continues in 2020."

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2021-03
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2021 University of Gothenburg V-Dem Institute
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