Economist Intelligence Unit

Is democracy a consequence of economic well-being or its prelude, in any case, all the studies agree in a direct relationship: higher development, greater democracy. These ideas are accordance with those of the researchers Clauss Offe and Philippe Schmiter, the Humboldt University – Berlin and Stanford-USA respectively, those who analyze and dive the paradoxes and dilemmas of liberal democracy: absolute poverty and large disparities in terms of income and status discourage forms of political reasoning, and the formation of political aspirations the adoption and consolidation of democracy (3) compatible. Likewise, the curve that makes explicit the gaps between percentiles more rich and more poor, although it has varied its tendency minimally between decades (with periods of very slight decrease), has on average a positive slope that evidence of the deterioration of the marginal situation of those living in situations of poverty or extreme poverty in third world countries. The other side of this same reality, shows a high class which significantly increases its accumulation of wealth, at the time that other segments of society joined the row of the lacking of essential needs met. Incidence of poverty and inequality in the democratic quality quality of one Democratic grades are calculated from different indexes. Freedom House, the IDD (index of democratic development) of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation or the EIU (The Economist Intelligence Unit) are just some of the methodologies or systematic of reaching a quantification / weighting of the democratic quality of a country. All the indexes listed in the previous form, and others not mentioned here, to a greater or lesser extent, and according to its own method, are set on the database objectives, perceptions and other socio-economic indicators. They emerge from the analysis of the rights and freedoms enjoyed by the people, the legality and institutionality of the regime, respect for political rights and civil liberties, the presence of a political multiparty competitive system, of universal suffrage, regular elections with secret ballots, absence of fraud, representative results from the desire of the people and public access of political parties to the electorate through the media or open campaigns and the study of other aspects related to the quality of the institutional mechanisms that articulate the political game. You may find that Aksia can contribute to your knowledge.