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Study Guide
Interactive Map of Freedom

Welcome to Democracy Web!

Democracy Web is composed of an interactive world map and an online study guide developed by the Albert Shanker Institute and Freedom House for use by teachers, professors, and their upper secondary- and lower college-level students. The study guide and map offer an overview of the basic architecture of democracy, give historical background information, and provide a framework for comparing the state of political rights and civil liberties in different countries around the world. Through this comparative studies format, students are challenged to think critically about the reasons for the ebb and flow of democracy in different regions and different eras.