Friday, September 28, 2007

World Freedom Atlas

A popular thing for geopoliticans to do is to map out freedom worldwide. I have linked to some examples before which provide a map and tons of data. Nothing however comes close to the visual displays of World Freedom Atlas.

Wrold Freedom Atlas is based on a set of variables including rule of law, civil liberties, electoral process, etc. Each variable or the sum of all can be viewed by easily clicking a tab.

The maps are solid and the data seems reasonable. The Gap theory once again is noticeable but this time with Russia looking like it is leaving the core along with China.

Hat tip: La Cartoteca

3 comments:

Dan tdaxp said...

Very cool!

Goethe said...

Do you understand the differences between the two shades of blue? Compare, e.g., "electoral process," with Canada, U.S., and Mexico.

Catholicgauze said...

It appears the darker the blue the more "free" the election. I guess the WFA is not a fan of the electoral college.