Ranking Countries by Strength of Democracy The Economist Intelligence unit publishes something called the democracy index to measure the state of democracy in various countries across the world. The index is based on 60 indicators grouped in five different categories measuring pluralism, civil liberties and political culture. The index tries to measure democracy as high when in a country civil liberties and basic political freedoms are not only respected, but also reinforced by a political culture conducive to the thriving of democratic principles and low democracy when political pluralism has vanished or is extremely limited. In addition to a numeric score and a ranking, the index categorizes countries into one of four regime types, namely full democracies, flawed democracies, hybrid regimes and authoritarian regimes. In this connection, 1-Which of the following in the world is not among the top four countries that operate full democracy. A) Norway, B) Iceland, C), Sweden and D) USA. 2-Which of the following African countries on our list ranks the highest in the democracy index ranking? A) Botswana, B) South Africa, C), Nigeria and D) Ghana. ANSWERS 1-USA is the country not among the top four in the world in ranking the state of democracy. 2-Botswana is the African country listed here that ranks the highest using the democracy index, ranking at number 2 in Africa, and number 27 in the world. Cape Verde not listed here ranks number in Africa and number 23 in the world. Nigeria ranks at number 109 in the world, and number 19 in Africa.
Posted: Oct 3rd, 2017 @ 03:37:50 AM