EYE 2016 – Democracy ranking

28-04-2016

In recent years, there has been a trend to rank various phenomena affecting our daily lives: corruption, happiness, education systems and universities, cities, business practices, press freedom and democracies. While rankings can be a useful source of information, they can also have negative effects on public policy if not used critically. Although most rankings are based on carefully thought out constructs and methodologies, each is still the result of simplification and selection of criteria by its designers. This note has been prepared for the European Youth Event, taking place in Strasbourg in May 2016. Please click here for the full publication in PDF format

In recent years, there has been a trend to rank various phenomena affecting our daily lives: corruption, happiness, education systems and universities, cities, business practices, press freedom and democracies. While rankings can be a useful source of information, they can also have negative effects on public policy if not used critically. Although most rankings are based on carefully thought out constructs and methodologies, each is still the result of simplification and selection of criteria by its designers. This note has been prepared for the European Youth Event, taking place in Strasbourg in May 2016. Please click here for the full publication in PDF format