Freedom in the World 2006: The Annual Survey of Political Rights & Civil Liberties

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Aili Piano, Arch Puddington, Mark Y. Rosenberg
Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2006 - Political Science - 908 pages
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Freedom in the World, the Freedom House flagship survey whose findings have been published annually since 1972, is the standard-setting comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties. The survey ratings and narrative reports on 192 countries and a group of select territories are used by policy makers, the media, international corporations, and civic activists and human rights defenders to monitor trends in democracy and track improvements and setbacks in freedom worldwide. Press accounts of the survey findings appear in hundreds of influential newspapers in the United States and abroad and form the basis of numerous radio and television reports. The Freedom in the World political rights and civil liberties ratings are determined through a multi-layered process of research and evaluation by a team of regional analysts and eminent scholars. The analysts used a broad range of sources of information, including foreign and domestic news reports, academic studies, nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, individual professional contacts, and visits to the region, in conducting their research. The methodology of the survey is derived in large measure from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and these standards are applied to all countries and territories, irrespective of geographical location, ethnic or religious composition, or level of economic development.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Middle East Progress Amid Global Gains
3
Introduction
13
Country Reports
14
Related and Disputed Territory Reports
812
Survey Methodology
872
Table of Independent Countries
890
Table of Disputed Territories
892
Independent Countries
893
Related and Disputed Territories
894
Electoral Democracies
895
The Survey Team
897
Selected Sources
902
FREEDOM HOUSE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
907
About Freedom House
908
Copyright

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Freedom House is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights.

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