Local Democracy Barometer

coperta en page 001Reaching its second revised edition, the Local Democracy Barometer builds on the assumption that Romanian democracy is rather inconsistent, and varies from one locality to another. Some of these differences find explanations in the economic and social structuring that causes variations in the quality of democracy within the boundaries of a state, from one region to another, and from one locality to another.

The utility of the Local Democracy Barometer can be defined firstly by reference to citizens. Citizens are currently missing a tool they could use to assess and audit the community they belong to, and compare it against the performances of other counties. Under such circumstances, the Barometer provides contextualized information for each individual locality.