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

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - Political Science - 1020 pages
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 193 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

Freedom Stagnation Amid Pushback Against Democracy
3
Introduction
14
Related and Disputed Territory Reports 909
909
INTRODUCTION
982
Table of Independent Countries
1001
Table of Disputed Territories
1003
Independent Countries
1004
Related Territories
1005
Electoral Democracies
1006
CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS
1008
PUBLICATIONSBROADCASTS
1014
FREEDOM HOUSE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
1019
FREEDOM HOUSE
1020
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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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