By Anisha Maulida Sept. 28, 2021 Weekly Graphs
Our graph of this week introduces the drill-down function using the electoral democracy index in Brazil 1980-2020: Double-clicking the line graph opens up the index into its constituent parts.
The electoral democracy index in Brazil substantially improved after the county’s democratization in 1985 but started to decline in 2015. By drilling down, it becomes obvious that the recent drop is driven primarily by a decline in freedom of expression.
Double-clicking again to drilling further down one finds significant declines in freedom of academic and cultural expression, government censorship effort, and media self-censorship. Drilling-down quickly reveals what drives the decline of electoral democracy in Brazil.