Countries at the Crossroads: A Survey of Democratic Governance

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2006 - Political Science - 760 pages
Countries at the Crossroads is an annual survey of government performance in 30 key countries worldwide that are at a critical crossroads in determining their political future. Crossroads provides a unique comparative tool for assessing government performance in the areas of accountability and public voice, civil liberties, rule of law, and anticorruption and transparency. The countries evaluated in Crossroads represent a range of governments: traditional or constitutional monarchies, one-party states or outright dictatorships, failed states, states where reforms have stalled or lagged behind, and states that suffer from insurgencies. The survey provides a comparative, in-depth assessment of democratic governance intended to help government officials, scholars, educators, nongovernmental organizations, and the media identify areas of progress and highlight points of concern. For the international community, the survey helps target diplomatic efforts and reform assistance. The narratives and scores clearly highlight the problems and successes of each government, and separate recommendations sections prioritize the steps that should be taken by the countries in question to remedy deficiencies in governance.
 

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Contents

ENTRENCHED CORRUPTION AND THE CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRATIC ACCOUNTABILITY
1
TABLES AND GRAPHS
11
INTRODUCTION TO COUNTRY REPORTS
19
ARMENIA
21
AZERBAIJAN
39
BAHRAIN
59
CAMBODIA
77
EAST TIMOR
99
NICARAGUA
395
NIGERIA
417
PAKISTAN
435
SIERRA LEONE
457
SOUTH AFRICA
477
SRI LANKA
503
TANZANIA
521
UGANDA
543

GEORGIA
121
GUATEMALA
143
GUYANA
165
INDONESIA
187
JORDAN
213
KAZAKHSTAN
235
KENYA
257
KYRGYZSTAN
279
MALAWI
305
MALAYSIA
331
MOROCCO
353
NEPAL
375
UKRAINE
565
VENEZUELA
589
VIETNAM
609
YEMEN
629
ZIMBABWE
651
RECOMMENDATIONS PROGRESS REPORT
675
SURVEY METHODOLOGY
743
2006 METHODOLOGY QUESTIONS
747
FREEDOM HOUSE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
755
ABOUT FREEDOM HOUSE
757
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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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