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Nov 22 - US added to list of ‘backsliding’ democracies for first time
 

 
‘Visible deterioration’ in US civil liberties began in at least 2019, says international thinktank

The US has been added to an annual list of “backsliding” democracies for the first time, the International IDEA thinktank has said, pointing to a “visible deterioration” it said began in 2019.

Globally, more than one in four people live in a backsliding democracy, a proportion that rises to more than two in three with the addition of authoritarian or “hybrid” regimes, according to the Stockholm-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral a*sistance.

“This year we coded the United States as backsliding for the first time, but our data suggest that the backsliding episode began at least in 2019,” it said in its report.

Alexander Hudson, a co-author of the report, said: “The United States is a high-performing democracy, and even improved its performance in indicators of impartial administration (corruption and predictable enforcement) in 2020. However, the declines in civil liberties and checks on government indicate that there are serious problems with the fundamentals of democracy.”

The report says: “A historic turning point came in 2020-21 when former president Donald Trump questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 election results in the United States.”

In addition, Hudson pointed to a “decline in the quality of freedom of a*sociation and a*sembly during the summer of protests in 2020” after the police k*lling of George Floyd.

International IDEA bases its a*sessments on 50 years of democratic indicators in about 160 countries, a*signing them to three categories: democracies (including those that are “backsliding”), “hybrid” governments and authoritarian regimes.

The organisation’s secretary general, Kevin Casas-Zamora, said: “The visible deterioration of democracy in the United States, as seen in the increasing tendency to contest credible election results, the efforts to suppress participation (in elections), and the runaway polarisation ... is one of the most concerning developments.”

He warned of a knock-on effect, noting: “The violent contestation of the 2020 election without any evidence of fraud has been replicated, in different ways, in places as diverse as Myanmar, Peru and Israel.”

The number of backsliding democracies has doubled in the past decade, accounting for a quarter of the world’s population. In addition to “established democracies” such as the US, the list includes EU member states Hungary, Poland and Slovenia.

Two countries that were on the list last year – Ukraine and North Macedonia – were removed this year after their situations improved. Two others, Mali and Serbia, left the list because they were no longer considered democracies.

While Myanmar moved from a democracy to an authoritarian regime, Afghanistan and Mali entered this category from their previous label of hybrid governments.

For the fifth consecutive year, in 2020, countries veering towards authoritarianism outnumbered those experiencing democratisation. International IDEA expects this trend to continue for 2021.

For 2021, according to the group’s provisional a*sessment, the world counts 98 democracies – the lowest number in many years – as well as 20 hybrid governments including Russia, Morocco and Turkey, and 47 authoritarian regimes including China, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Iran.

Adding backsliding democracies to the hybrid and authoritarian states, “we are talking about 70% of the population in the world”, Casas-Zamora said. “That tells you that there is something fundamentally serious happening with the quality of democracy.”

The report says the trend towards democratic erosion has “become more acute and worrying” since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Some countries, particularly Hungary, India, the Philippines and the USA, have (imposed) measures that amount to democratic violations – that is, measures that were disproportionate, illegal, indefinite or unconnected to the nature of the emergency,” it says.

Casas-Zamora said: “The pandemic has certainly accelerated and magnified some of the negative trends, particularly in places where democracy and the rule of law were ailing before the pandemic.”

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 7 days ago '18        #2
DUCEDUCE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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It sucks how fast these Republicans gave up on democracy. But democrats sure are sitting around on their hands.
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BuiltForThis  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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 7 days ago '11        #4
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x40
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We definitely deserve to be on the list
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 7 days ago '17        #5
WHATEVERMAN 
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 DUCEDUCE said
It sucks how fast these Republicans gave up on democracy. But democrats sure are sitting around on their hands.
#this
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 7 days ago '04        #6
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 DUCEDUCE said
It sucks how fast these Republicans gave up on democracy. But democrats sure are sitting around on their hands.
according to the declaration of independence we should alter or abolish

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
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 7 days ago '13        #7
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Donald is hands down, the worst President in history..
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 7 days ago '18        #8
SFamilyRep  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 boobalo1 said
Donald is hands down, the worst President in history..
I hate Trump but he’s worse than actual slave owning presidents??? I need clarification here. Are you just talking or……
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 7 days ago '16        #9
00010111  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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For the first time? The PATRIOT Act didn't happen?
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 7 days ago '21        #10
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 gh3tto said
according to the declaration of independence we should alter or abolish



The right to bear arms has a lot to do with this, how are you supposed to support your cause without fire power. Most bx democuck, crimebill, kkksympathizer, biden a*slickers, think it's the internet/cancelculture/podcast f*gs that will get sh*t done. what a joke.
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 7 days ago '05        #11
phantomnation  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x58
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The bad guys are winning...with money...

autocrats are teaming up worldwide. The new autrocrat allliance all want to preserve their power and wealth by any means all for impunity. Currently America is NOT dealing with the largest autocracy on earth with Facebook...right here on American soil






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 7 days ago '04        #12
gh3tto 
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nasty magats bootlicked a reality actor authoritarian

just b.c he lost the election they tried to overthrow democracy



historically garbage americans
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 7 days ago '13        #13
SimpinAintEz 
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 SFamilyRep said
I hate Trump but he’s worse than actual slave owning presidents??? I need clarification here. Are you just talking or……
At least slave owning presidents had a reason to be racist. They lived during the time of slavery. What’s Trump’s excuse for being the mascot for white supremacists groups in this century?
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 7 days ago '07        #14
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x63
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 SFamilyRep said
I hate Trump but he’s worse than actual slave owning presidents???
mmm, maybe?

let's put it on the table


who's worse?


the person who does something bad in a time where it was acceptable?

or the person who encourages and inspires something bad in a time where it's not acceptable?


then how do we define "worse"?


how much damage did a slave owning president do while president?

how much damage did Donald Trump do while president?

how much damage can a slave owning president do to America in the 2020s?

how much damage can Donald Trump do if re-elected in 2024?
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 7 days ago '21        #15
MacJokerJones 
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We know this though; I mean the only people on earth who feel America is good are MAGAtards and MAGAcoons.
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 7 days ago '20        #16
Xiox  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 DUCEDUCE said
It sucks how fast these Republicans gave up on democracy. But democrats sure are sitting around on their hands.
This has nothing to do with republicans or democrats but all to do with wyte americas racist ways at home & abroad for the last 300 years . Change is needed
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 7 days ago '16        #17
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x53
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impeach the kkk
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 7 days ago '17        #18
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 Aztec King said
The right to bear arms has a lot to do with this, how are you supposed to support your cause without fire power. Most bx democuck, crimebill, kkksympathizer, biden a*slickers, think it's the internet/cancelculture/podcast f*gs that will get sh*t done. what a joke.
Smart people handle things with diplomacy, in reds handle things like the Hatfields and McCoys.

 7 days ago '04        #19
gh3tto 
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 Naga Sadow said
Smart people handle things with diplomacy, in reds handle things like the Hatfields and McCoys.
magats talk about gunf*ghts but only seen them in movies

they talk about imaginary tyranny they heard on foxnews

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 7 days ago '13        #20
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 SFamilyRep said
I hate Trump but he’s worse than actual slave owning presidents??? I need clarification here. Are you just talking or……
Modern times..
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 6 days ago '06        #21
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 00010111 said
For the first time? The PATRIOT Act didn't happen?
Do you know the definition of democracy
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 6 days ago '17        #22
punchlineking  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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thank you trump

this is all you and your dumb supporters

slap away cucks
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 6 days ago '17        #23
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 SFamilyRep said
I hate Trump but he’s worse than actual slave owning presidents??? I need clarification here. Are you just talking or……
stop tryna justify anything trump

yall tryna make d*ck eating trump cool
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 6 days ago '18        #24
SFamilyRep  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 punchlineking said
stop tryna justify anything trump

yall tryna make d*ck eating trump cool
n*gga I hate Democrats and Republicans. I’m not d*ck eating sh*t!

 6 days ago '04        #25
virusrev 
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Democrats: “we need more laws, regulations and taxes because republicans are trying to take our freedom!”

Republicans: “we need more laws, regulations and tariffs because democrats are trying to take our freedom”



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