I’m working on a political science discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Comparative politics is defined in Chapter 8 as, “a subfield of political science; it examines how governments (e.g., democratic versus transitional versus nondemocratic) and/or political institutions/processes vary across countries and/or periods.” Further, as outlined in Chapter 8, “Studies of democracy often refer to democracy in terms of degrees of democracy relative to democracy’s elements of participation, pluralism, developmentalism, protection, and performance.”
Select one country other than the United States. You may wish to visit the CIA World Factbook as a helpful resource: https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/. Answer the following question about your selected country:
How democratic is the country and its government? Be sure to reference at least one of the five elements of democracy in your post to support your assessment of the country’s level of democracy (low, medium, or high).
(optional) Reference: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) The Global State of Democracy Indiceswebsite (see “Countries” bottom left for list of countries by Authoritarian Regime, Hybrid Regime, and Democracy)