Democracy around the world

This interactive map from the Economist is so cool.  Here’s a snapshot:

As you can see, the U.S. falls (just barely) in the “flawed democracy” category.  I haven’t read the methodology, but I’m pretty confident that you can blame gerrymandering and the electoral college for most of the “flawed” part.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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