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.
The Freedom House Survey for 2013: The Democratic Leadership Gap
Issue Date April 2014
Page Numbers 77-92