The Freedom House Survey for 2013: The Democratic Leadership Gap

Issue Date April 2014
Volume 25
Issue 2
Page Numbers 77-92
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For the eighth consecutive year, Freedom in the World, Freedom House’s annual report on the condition of global political rights and civil liberties, showed a global decline in freedom. While the overall level of regression was not severe, the countries experiencing setbacks included a worrying number of strategically or economically significant states whose political trajectories influence developments well beyond their borders.

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Arch Puddington is distinguished fellow for democracy studies at Freedom House.

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