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Best Functioning Democracies In The World, 2018

Surprisingly, the United States is no longer a “full democracy,” according to the 2018 edition of The EIU’s Democracy Index, which provides a snapshot of the state of democracy in 165 independent states 2 two territories.

Norway tops the list as the best functioning democracy in the world for 2018, followed by Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand, Denmark, Canada, Ireland, Finland, Australia, and Switzerland, while DR Congo, Syria, and North Korea brought up the rear.

Only 20 of the 165 countries ranked – neighboring Canada being one of them – were considered full democracies in 2018.

Most in the top 20 best functioning democracies are tiny and homogeneous states where building political consensus comes easier than elsewhere. Australia and New Zealand are the only “full democracies” in the entire Indo-Pacific region.

The index is based on five categories: electoral process and pluralism; functioning of government; political participation; political culture; and civil liberties.

Best Functioning Democracies In The World, 2018:

RankCountryScoreDemocracies
1Norway9.87Full Democracies
2Iceland9.58Full Democracies
3Sweden9.39Full Democracies
4New Zealand9.26Full Democracies
5Denmark9.22Full Democracies
6Canada9.15Full Democracies
6Ireland9.15Full Democracies
8Finland9.14Full Democracies
9Australia9.09Full Democracies
10Switzerland9.03Full Democracies
11Netherlands8.89Full Democracies
12Luxembourg8.81Full Democracies
13Germany8.68Full Democracies
14United Kingdom8.53Full Democracies
15Uruguay8.38Full Democracies
16Austria8.29Full Democracies
17Mauritius8.22Full Democracies
18Malta8.21Full Democracies
19Spain8.08Full Democracies
20Costa Rica8.07Full Democracies
21South Korea8Flawed Democracies
22Japan7.99Flawed Democracies
23Chile7.97Flawed Democracies
23Estonia7.97Flawed Democracies
25United States of America7.96Flawed Democracies
26Cabo Verde7.88Flawed Democracies
27Portugal7.84Flawed Democracies
28Botswana7.81Flawed Democracies
29France7.8Flawed Democracies
30Israel7.79Flawed Democracies
31Belgium7.78Flawed Democracies
32Taiwan7.73Flawed Democracies
33Italy7.71Flawed Democracies
34Czech Republic7.69Flawed Democracies
35Cyprus7.59Flawed Democracies
36Slovenia7.5Flawed Democracies
36Lithuania7.5Flawed Democracies
38Latvia7.38Flawed Democracies
39Greece7.29Flawed Democracies
40South Africa7.24Flawed Democracies
41India7.23Flawed Democracies
42Timor-Leste7.19Flawed Democracies
43Trinidad and Tobago7.16Flawed Democracies
44Slovakia7.1Flawed Democracies
45Panama7.05Flawed Democracies
46Bulgaria7.03Flawed Democracies
47Argentina7.02Flawed Democracies
47Jamaica7.02Flawed Democracies
49Suriname6.98Flawed Democracies
50Brazil6.97Flawed Democracies
51Colombia6.96Flawed Democracies
52Malaysia6.88Flawed Democracies
53Philippines6.71Flawed Democracies
54Poland6.67Flawed Democracies
54Guyana6.67Flawed Democracies
56Lesotho6.64Flawed Democracies
57Ghana6.63Flawed Democracies
57Hungary6.63Flawed Democracies
59Peru6.6Flawed Democracies
60Croatia6.57Flawed Democracies
61Dominican Republic6.54Flawed Democracies
62Mongolia6.5Flawed Democracies
63Serbia6.41Flawed Democracies
63Tunisia6.41Flawed Democracies
65Indonesia6.39Flawed Democracies
66Singapore6.38Flawed Democracies
66Romania6.38Flawed Democracies
68Ecuador6.27Flawed Democracies
69Namibia6.25Flawed Democracies
70Paraguay6.24Flawed Democracies
71Sri Lanka6.19Flawed Democracies
71Mexico6.19Flawed Democracies
73Hong Kong6.15Flawed Democracies
73Senegal6.15Flawed Democracies
75Papua New Guinea6.03Flawed Democracies
76Albania5.98Hybrid regime
77El Salvador5.96Hybrid regime
78Macedonia5.87Hybrid regime
79Moldova5.85Hybrid regime
79Fiji5.85Hybrid regime
81Montenegro5.74Hybrid regime
81Benin5.74Hybrid regime
83Bolivia5.7Hybrid regime
84Ukraine5.69Hybrid regime
85Honduras5.63Hybrid regime
86Zambia5.61Hybrid regime
87Guatemala5.6Hybrid regime
88Bangladesh5.57Hybrid regime
89Georgia5.5Hybrid regime
90Malawi5.49Hybrid regime
91Tanzania5.41Hybrid regime
91Mali5.41Hybrid regime
93Liberia5.35Hybrid regime
94Bhutan5.3Hybrid regime
95Madagascar5.22Hybrid regime
96Uganda5.2Hybrid regime
97Nepal5.18Hybrid regime
98Kenya5.11Hybrid regime
98Kyrgyz Republic5.11Hybrid regime
100Morocco4.99Hybrid regime
101Bosnia and Hercegovina4.98Hybrid regime
102Haiti4.91Hybrid regime
103Armenia4.79Hybrid regime
104Burkina Faso4.75Hybrid regime
105Sierra Leone4.66Hybrid regime
106Lebanon4.63Hybrid regime
106Thailand4.63Hybrid regime
108Nigeria4.44Hybrid regime
109Palestine4.39Hybrid regime
110Turkey4.37Hybrid regime
111Gambia4.31Hybrid regime
112Pakistan4.17Hybrid regime
113Cote Ivoire4.15Hybrid regime
114Iraq4.06Hybrid regime
115Jordan3.93Authoritarian
116Mozambique3.85Authoritarian
116Kuwait3.85Authoritarian
118Myanmar3.83Authoritarian
119Mauritania3.82Authoritarian
120Niger3.76Authoritarian
121Comoros3.71Authoritarian
122Nicaragua3.63Authoritarian
123Angola3.62Authoritarian
124Gabon3.61Authoritarian
125Cambodia3.59Authoritarian
126Algeria3.5Authoritarian
127Egypt3.36Authoritarian
128Ethiopia3.35Authoritarian
128Rwanda3.35Authoritarian
130China3.32Authoritarian
131Congo (Brazzaville)3.31Authoritarian
132Cameroon3.28Authoritarian
133Qatar3.19Authoritarian
134Zimbabwe3.16Authoritarian
134Venezuela3.16Authoritarian
136Guinea3.14Authoritarian
137Belarus3.13Authoritarian
138Togo3.1Authoritarian
139Vietnam3.08Authoritarian
140Oman3.04Authoritarian
141Swaziland3.03Authoritarian
142Cuba3Authoritarian
143Afghanistan2.97Authoritarian
144Kazakhstan2.94Authoritarian
144Russia2.94Authoritarian
146Djibouti2.87Authoritarian
147United Arab Emirates2.76Authoritarian
148Bahrain2.71Authoritarian
149Azerbaijan2.65Authoritarian
150Iran2.45Authoritarian
151Eritrea2.37Authoritarian
151Laos2.37Authoritarian
153Burundi2.33Authoritarian
154Libya2.19Authoritarian
155Sudan2.15Authoritarian
156Uzbekistan2.01Authoritarian
157Guinea-Bissau1.98Authoritarian
158Yemen1.95Authoritarian
159Saudi Arabia1.93Authoritarian
159Tajikistan1.93Authoritarian
161Equatorial Guinea1.92Authoritarian
162Turkmenistan1.72Authoritarian
163Chad1.61Authoritarian
164Central African Republic1.52Authoritarian
165Democratic Republic of Congo1.49Authoritarian
166Syria1.43Authoritarian
167North Korea1.08Authoritarian

These Are The Top 20 Most democratic countries in the world, 2018

 

 

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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