The Center for Systemic Peace has developed a rating scheme to place 167 nations on an authoritative-democratic spectrum from 1946 to 2013.


Database co-hosted by the University of Notre Dame and the University of Gothenburg conceptualises and tracks seven measures of democracy across the world since 1900.

September 1, 2014

The Economist's annual survey on democracy's health across the world finds all is far from well. 

November 18, 2013

Phillip Coggan from The Economist argues Western democracy is under threat from political extremism and voter distrust of major parties.