Democracy Publications

63. Decentralization and Regionalization after Communism: Lessons from Administrative and Territorial Reform in Poland and the Czech Republic

Jul 07, 2011
While the regional level of authority has gained much attention in recent years in Western Europe, Eastern Europe is still emerging from decades of centralization and homogenization under communism. Several post-communist countries, however, have taken steps toward administrative decentralization and territorial regionalization. This article explores possible reasons for taking these steps and traces the progress of administrative and territorial reform in two post-communist cases: Poland and the Czech Republic. The conclusion considers several implications of these reforms for domestic politics and foreign relations. more

Nouvelles du BLTP No. 8

Jul 07, 2011
Summary of BLTP activities and projects, including follow up on police and political party trainings, and upcoming trainings launched by the BLTP, French only. Published in September, 2006. more

Fighting to Survive

Jul 07, 2011
A powerpoint presentation delivered on August 12th, 2005, describing the cases of seven former female child soldiers. more

National Parliament Workshop I

Jul 07, 2011
French; May 2007. more

Two Views on the Crisis in Sudan

Jul 07, 2011
Sudan faces multiple crises. The CPA, which ended the southern conflict, has not been fully implemented. International support has been patchy. Demarcation of the North/South border has again been postponed. Preparations for the southern and Abyei referenda, due to be held in January, are well behind schedule, as are the popular consultations in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, where state elections have been put off until November. Inter-tribal conflict troubles the South. more

Follow-up on the Kivu Peace Conference

Jul 07, 2011
L’Initiative pour un Leadership Cohésif a organisé du 28 janvier au 2 février 2008 une retraite formative avec les parties signataires de l’Acte d’engagement de Goma signé la semaine précédente (les parties absentes ont été les autorités centrales civiles et militaires. Par ailleurs, les FRF ont été matériellement empêchés de revenir à temps des Hauts Plateaux). Assistaient également les présidents des sociétés civiles et des structures de coordination de chefferie coutumière des deux provinces. more

Nouvelles du BLTP No. 5

Jul 07, 2011
Summary of BLTP activities and projects, including follow on police trainings, more information on the Mbuye project, and a new leadership structure within the BLTP, French only. Published in June, 2005. more

Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

Jul 07, 2011
Beyond Free and Fair Elections: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy draws on worldwide experience since the mid-1980s to evaluate international election monitoring and domestic monitoring, and their contributions to democracy promotion and democratic change. In this book, Eric Bjornlund provides an overview of what election monitoring is, where it comes from, and how it is currently conducted, and he educes general lessons for democracy promotion. Björnlund reports on actual practice, including case studies of particular election monitoring efforts and the author's own experience in the field, and on a few previous efforts to synthesize guidelines and lessons learned.More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.