The Global State of Democracy Report, 2021

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  • November 23, 2021
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The Global State of Democracy Report, 2021

Part of: Prelims and GS II – Polity 

Context The Global State of Democracy Report, 2021 was released. 

  • Released by: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Key findings of the report 

  • The number of countries moving towards authoritarianism in 2020 was higher than that of countries going towards democracy.
  • Democratically elected Governments are increasingly adopting authoritarian tactics.
  • Brazil and India were highlighted as “some of the most worrying examples of backsliding”. 
    • India remained in the category of a mid-level performing democracy.
  • The pandemic has thus had a particularly damaging effect on non-democratic countries.

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