Democracy in Other Countries

Above picture: Japanese women in line to cast their votes in an election. Photo is from the Taisho period (1912-1926) of modern Japanese history. Photo credit- Bain Collection of the Library of Congress.

Resources on the democratic experiences of other nations. 

  • International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance is an inter-governmental organization with a mission to support sustainable democracy worldwide. They have a wealth of experience and share a lot of ideas about what works in various countries. 
  • Freedom House’s flagship publication, is the standard-setting comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties. 
  • The Varieties of Democracy Project produces cutting-edge statistics and annual reports on the quality of democracy around the world.

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