Democracy under stress | ViewsWire

Thanks to the revolutions in the Arab world, 2011 will be remembered as a year of extraordinary political change, in which popular resistance to authoritarian rule scored some notable successes. However, for democracy worldwide developments in the past year have been decidedly mixed. Indeed, the results of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2011 show that democracy has been under stress in many parts of the world. Economic crisis has contributed to a backsliding in democracy in many countries—particularly in Europe. Read more…

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