Cambodia: Government a hybrid regime.

Cambodia was categorised as a “hybrid regime” and ranked 101st out of 167 countries worldwide.

Democracy report 2011.pdf

Cambodia a hybrid government - Democracy report 2011

Measurement of level of democracy.

This according to the latest “democracy index” released by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  The index – issued earlier this month by the same group responsible for The Economist magazine – measures the level of democracy in countries based upon five categories: electoral process and pluralism, civil liberties, the functioning of government, political participation and political culture.

Hybrid regime category.

Cambodia, with an overall score of 4.87 on a 10-point scale, falls into the hybrid regime category, governments that are characterized as having a non-independent judiciary, “weak” civil society and rule of law, and “widespread” corruption. 37 countries on the global listing are defined as such.

Only two Asian countries qualified as full democracies on the global index – Japan and South Korea.

Read the full “Democracy Index 2011″: