How resilient is democracy?


Globally, democracy is at a crossroads. How resilient is democracy in the face of current challenges? The Global State of Democracy assesses the state of democracy worldwide, with the aim of providing evidence-based analysis and actionable recommendations for current threats and challenges to democracy, notes International IDEA:

The publication’s first edition focuses on ‘Exploring Democracy’s Resilience’ and analyses a set of key challenges to democracy and the enabling conditions for its resilience. In addition, accompanying the launch of the publication is the new Global State of Democracy (GSoD) indices, the evidence base for the publication. The GSoD indices are built on an elaborate conceptual framework, based on a broad range of attributes and sub-attributes of democracy and rooted in International IDEA’s well-established State of Democracy (SoD) framework, and cover 155 independent countries for the period 1975–2015.

The Global State of Democracy publication will be launched at IDEAthons and high-level launches around the world (see all upcoming events). IDEAthons are engaging, collaborative launch events that combine formal presentations with innovation labs where participants harness their collective knowledge to brainstorm innovative solutions to existing challenges based on the recommendations of the publication.  

If you are interested in attending this Stockholm launch or participating in an innovation lab, please contact

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