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India improves rank in democracy index; civil liberties curtailed: EIU

But India's political culture is worse than some sub-Saharan African nations, authoritarian regimes

Sai Manish  |  New Delhi 

A white paper titled ‘Democracy Index 2016: Revenge Of The Deplorables’ published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister concern of The Economist magazine has yet again termed India a flawed democracy. In the index published by the magazine, India is ranked 32 out 165 nations.

The index, published annually by the newspaper, gauges the strength of a nation’s democracy on the basis of five parameters. (See Table 1). Last year India was ranked 35 on the same index. Table 1: India's political culture worse than Sub-Saharan Africa These ...

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First Published: Fri, January 27 2017. 09:19 IST
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