IDEA on Canada

www.idea.int/blog/protests-emergency-powers-and-democracy-hard-choices-canada

Opposition International focuses on the regions and countries where opposition parties face systemic pressures including surveillance, censorship, banning, and imprisonment.

Canada stands out as among best countries in which the Official Opposition may operate.

The blog here sourced from IDEA, a pre-eminent democracy organization, covers Canada and the recent invoking of the Emergency Act by the government.

It is posted here as a good example of how IDEA uses its democracy indicators index to produce an overall analysis of state and progress of democracy in a country.

We recommend that students of democracy study and learn from IDEA’s excellent work.

Must Read – EU Democracy Support: Carnegie Europe

carnegieeurope.eu/2022/01/24/european-democracy-support-annual-review-2021-pub-86233

What is unique to study is that examines not just the state of democracy and human rights indices, but the support the European Union provides to related democracy projects. The scope is worldwide.

The Equivalent Data for the United States Government, principally USAID, NED, and the Department of State branch, DRL, is searchable. A later post will examine US data sources.