Countries at the Crossroads: A Survey of Democratic Governance

Countries at the Crossroads: A Survey of Democratic Governance

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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. They are: Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Honduras, Iran, Laos, Libya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, and Zambia. 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742549722
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Series: Countries at the Crossroads Series
Edition description: 2005 ed.
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 6.68(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.42(d)

About the Author

Freedom House is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Countries at the Crossroads 2004-2005 Country List Part 2 Advisory Committe Part 3 Meeting the Democratic Governance Challenge Part 4 Introduction to Country Reports Part 5 Country Reports Chapter 6 Algeria Chapter 7 Angola Chapter 8 Bangladesh Chapter 9 Bhutan Chapter 10 Bolivia Chapter 11 Burkina Faso Chapter 12 China Chapter 13 Colombia Chapter 14 Ecuador Chapter 15 Egypt Chapter 16 Eritrea Chapter 17 Ethiopia Chapter 18 Honduras Chapter 19 Iran Chapter 20 Laos Chapter 21 Libya Chapter 22 Mauritania Chapter 23 Mozambique Chapter 24 Paraguay Chapter 25 Peru Chapter 26 Philippines Chapter 27 Russia Chapter 28 Rwanda Chapter 29 Swaziland Chapter 30 Syria Chapter 31 Tajikistan Chapter 32 Thailand Chapter 33 Tunisia Chapter 34 Turkey Chapter 35 Zambia Part 36 Survey Methodology Part 37 Methodology Questions Part 38 Freedom House Board of Trustees Part 39 About Freedom House

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