Articles by Nicolás Palomo Hernández

January 5, 2023

Is the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index little more than a joke indicator?

Nicolás Palomo Hernández
The public and the media increasingly use Democratic Global Performance Indicators (GPIs). But how good are these indicators at measuring democratic health? Nicolás Palomo Hernández looks at the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index as an example. He argues that the index has methodological and ideological biases, yet significant impact nonetheless
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Nicolás Palomo Hernández
MA Candidate in Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Florence

Nicolás holds a dual bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

His research interests focus on democratic theory and practice, democratic innovations, European integration and institutional behaviour.

Nicolás is now researching on the democratic legitimacy of the European Union’s political system and decision-making process.

He has experience as a research assistant in European governance topics, as a project officer in international cooperation, and as a columnist for digital media.

He tweets @nikopolita

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