21 Ocak 2021, Perşembe
Ana Sayfa EN Data Journalism Turkey's Continous Decline in Democracy Index for 6 Consecutive Years

Turkey’s Continous Decline in Democracy Index for 6 Consecutive Years

According to Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2018, there has been deterioration of trust in democracy in 42 countries including Turkey which has been experiencing decline consecutively for 6 years.

The report evaluates 167 countries’ democratic governance values according to 5 main categories and 60 signifiers. The main categories include electoral processes and pluralism, functioning of government, political participation, democratic -political culture- & civil liberties. Countries have been distributed into four types in terms of governance; authoritarian regimes, hybrid regimes, flawed democracies, fully democratic countries.

SCANDINAVIA TOPS THE DEMOCRACY INDEX

Norway, Iceland and Sweden have topped the list of Democracy Index while North Korea, Syria and Democratic Republic of Congo were the countries at the bottom. Two countries that have experienced the sharpest decline are both from Latin America, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Both countries have fallen 17 ranks compared to the year before and Nicaragua has been marked as Authoritarian Regime falling from Hybrid Regime, while Venezuela remained as Authoritarian Regime. Armenia, Macedonia, Ecuador, Haiti and Tunisia have marked progress in the index.

ITALY, TURKEY AND RUSSIA LOWER EUROPEAN AVERAGE

European average has been lowered mainly by three countries in global scale. Italy has fallen 12 ranks, Turkey has fallen 10 and Russia 9. Among the causes of decline in Italy, the anti-refugee MMS and Lega Coalition’s rise to government is shown following elections in March 2018.

Turkey has marked the lowest score among Western European countries with 4.37 followed by Greece with 7.29 and Cyprus with 7.51, Italy with 7.71. According to the index, if Turkey falls below 4.0 margin, it will also be categorized as Authoritarian Regime and no longer Hybrid Regime.

According to the index which rates democratic governance levels of countries harsher than other indexes, only 4.5% of the global population currently lives under fully democratic countries. Moreover, total global democracy points have remained stable for the first time in 3 years in the year 2018. A total of 42 countries have experienced decline compared to 2017 when 89 countries had experienced decline. In 2018, a total of 48 countries’ democracy index points have increased.

GLOBAL THREAT AGAINST DEMOCRACY

Threat against democracy has become more visible globally in 2018. Europe has partly been experiencing trouble in terms of approach to democracy. Due to limitations on Turkey’s President Erdoğan being put aside, Turkey has been experiencing a decline consecutively for 6 years.

TURKEY RANKS ON 110TH PLACE

According to the report Turkey has fallen 10 ranks this year and placed on 110. The report also reiterates that with Turkey’s Executive Presidential Regime, it is harder to check the powers of President Erdoğan. The report also states that latest parliamentary and presidential elections in Turkey have taken place under State of Emergency Rule, as well as Turkey’s continuous decline in democracy index.

Support by Following Us

1,503BeğenenlerBeğen
133TakipçilerTakip Et
10,462TakipçilerTakip Et

Latest News

Facebook also announced appointment of a legal representative in Turkey

Facebook announced they will appoint a legal entity as official local representative in Turkey as required by the Social Media Law, adding "this would...

Covid-19 Pandemic Makes LGBTI+ Lives in Turkey More Difficult

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt acutely by Turkey’s LGBTI+ community, in terms of employment, income, hate speech, violence and discrimination. Over...

Boğaziçi University starts resistance against government-appointed trustee rector

Since Friday, the student protests against anti-democratic appointment of rectors to universities, bypassing campus elections has been spreading across Turkey. The Boğaziçi University students...

Boğaziçi University: raids, resignations, invitation to the Palace

The protests that started with appointment of a trustee rector by the AKP chair & President Erdoğan to one of Turkey's most prestigious educational...

Boğaziçi University students continue protesting against government appointed trustee rector Melih Bulu

Following appointment of pro-AKP trustee rector Dr. Melih Bulu as rector of Boğaziçi University, the students' & academics' reactions continue against anti-democratic cancellation of...

Dawn raids target students in Istanbul after Boğaziçi University protest

On January 4, Istanbul's Boğaziçi University was the site of one of the biggest mass campus protests in Turkey in the past year. Students...

Boğaziçi University reacts against appointed trustee rector Dr. Melih Bulu

During the Covid-19 curfew declared for the 4-day period covering the New Year's, students, academics and alumni of Turkey's one of the most prestigious...

Related News

Coronavirus Updates: Subscribe to dokuz8NEWS’ daily coronavirus newsletter

As coronavirus Covid-19 has been confirmed in Turkey, dokuz8NEWS made a call to establish the biggest digital newsroom in Turkey. With participation of hundreds...

Profiting from coronavirus: Private Hospitals in Turkey

It has been revealed that some private hospitals which are declared as "pandemic hospitals" by the Ministry of Health demanded exorbitant prices from coronavirus...

Grup Yorum musician Helin Bölek died on day 288 of her hunger strike

One of the members of musical band Grup Yorum, 28 year-old Helin Bölek has lost her life on the 288th day of her indefinite...

Interactive map of coronavirus-positive cases in Turkey with highest numbers per cities and per population of cities

Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca announced the latest updates on Turkey's coronavirus toll on the evening of April 1 with a map of cases...

Suspicions grow in the announced numbers of Covid-19 cases in Turkey

The numbers announced in Turkey with regards to the impact of coronavirus outbreak has been subject of discussion among general public and civil society....
- Advertisement -