Here is the 2012 Global Peace Index.
What a bull s**t !! it was probably based on imaginary events !! that never happened and it doesn’t include the real events like what is going on with Syria in 2012…. Sometimes People are so naive to believe all this…
Thank you for your comment. While I don’t endorse anything linked to, I do want my posts to be informed and relevant. Below is more of an explanation. While I agree that some “real events” cannot necessarily be “indexed” and thus current measurements will never be wholeheartedly on-the-mark as we’d like, the measures used are in themselves informing and the transparency of the site and research allows readers to interpret the overall reliability of such methods. But it is true that something like military expenditure might skew overall rankings, or something like the war in Syria or even ethnic conflict and tension is overlooked in places. For example, Bosnia is much more conflict-ridden than the US, though it has a better ranking. Overall, though, I believe that the “Global Peace Index” is a wonderful idea that brings more interest and awareness to the topic and conversation. The best conversation is the one that sparks more.
“The GPI is developed by the Institute for Economics and Peace, in conjunction with the Economist Intelligence Unit and with the guidance of an international team of academics and peace experts.The Index is composed of 23 indicators, ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the level of respect for human rights. The index has been tested against a range of potential “drivers” or determinants of peace—including levels of democracy and transparency, education and material wellbeing. The team has used the latest available figures from a wide range of respected sources, including the International Institute of Strategic Studies, The World Bank, various UN entities, Peace Institutes and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Click here to read the about the methodology and results of the GPI.”
Research committee: http://economicsandpeace.org/about-us/research-committee
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