Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Freedom House
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978-1-4422-5406-0 • Hardback • December 2015 • $135.00 • (£104.00)
978-1-4422-5408-4 • eBook • December 2015 • $121.50 • (£94.00)
Freedom House is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights.
This latest edition of the annual survey conducted by the Freedom House and published by Rowman and Littlefield has been issued every year since 1972 in the attempt to measure the degree of democracy and political freedom in every nation and significant disputed territory globally. The Freedom House rankings are widely used and often treated as both standard-setting and authoritative by academics, the media, policy makers, and civic activists, as well as by the United Nations and the World Bank, to name a few of the survey's intended readers. The work is arranged alphabetically by nation or territory and encompasses an analysis of the status of trends in democracy, political rights, and civil liberties. In addition to presenting tables and charts, along with a ten-year time line rating, there is a section dedicated to explaining the methodology utilized in the compilation of the material and statistics. The book is well organized, easy to use, and will benefit scholars at all levels of expertise pursuing research interests broadly related to matters of civil liberty. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic audiences; general readers; professionals/practitioners.
— Choice Reviews
Freedom in the World is an indispensable reference.
— Samuel P. Huntington, Director, Harvard University Center for International Affairs
An essential source, Freedom in the World works from the assumption that freedom is a universal value, not reserved for the rich.
— Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History and the Last Man
While there are many sources of economic data, good political data is hard to find. Freedom House's survey is an exception. For anyone concerned with the state of freedom, or simply with the state of the world, Freedom in the World is an indispensable guide.
— Fareed Zakaria, CNN