Reality Check: Are Democracies Backsliding?

PUBLISHED ON: May 11, 2017 | Duration: 26 min, 55 sec

   
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Are we in the midst of a democratic backsliding? The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index recognises only 19 countries as 'full' democracies after the United States of America was demoted to the status of a 'flawed' democracy in 2016. Are democratic values taking a hit globally, and is authoritarianism on the rise?
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