Freedom House index

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Measure of political rights and civil liberties. Collected since the 1970s by Freedom House, an American research institute, the index evaluates countries according to a wide range of criteria relating to democratic performance and the functioning of government. The index provides a broad indicator of change over time, and has been used to assess changes in democracy and human rights and their relationship with institutional structure and economic development.

http://www.freedomhouse.org/ Freedom House assessments of the status of political rights and civil liberties across countries.

Subjects: Politics.

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