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I am aware of the Democracy Index.

What it lacks that I am interested in is more information about what type of political system each country has, and the connection to its democratic level. I would, for instance, like to have the ranking include a categorization of the “type of democracy”. Does such a categorization exist?

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    "Does such a ranking exist?" - I think the better question is, "Does such a categorization exist?". – indigochild Aug 20 '16 at 16:55
  • Wikipedia categorizes the governments of each country but I don't know if there is a page organizing them. It's listed in the infobox of each country. For example, the United States is listed as a Federal presidential constitutional republic. – Brythan Aug 20 '16 at 17:12
  • @Brythan - That is not an authoritative way of categorizing governments. For example, "Presidential" is not a discrete category and there is a lot of debate about what "presidential" republics are. Of course "republic" is a difficult term to pin down too - is it a kind of democracy? Is it different than a democracy? Which leads to the problem of what a democracy is... – indigochild Aug 22 '16 at 16:53
  • The Wold Almanac and CIA Factbook each have a capsule summary of the form of government and history of every government in the world. – ohwilleke Aug 15 '17 at 20:10

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