Democratic Transition Publications

53. Do Legacies Matter? Patterns of Postcommunist Transitions in Eastern Europe

Jul 07, 2011
In this paper, the author examines the initial outcomes of post-1989 transformations in countries outside the former Soviet Union. He identifies the patterns of transformation emerging in the region and proposes some tentative ideas that help to account for disparities in initial outcomes of these transformations. more

330. Serbia's Elections of January 21, 2007: More Pluses than Minuses

Jul 07, 2011
February 2007 - These comments draw on my visit to Belgrade this past January, initially arranged as a research trip for my ongoing and optimistically titled book project with Lenard Cohen, "Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans: From Post-Conflict Struggles to European Integration." The visit's overlapping with January 21 meant that the elections dominated most of my conversations and also the current press that I collected. I met with a variety of scholars, the editors of the daily Danas, for which I provided an interview, Slobodan G. Markovic of the Institute for European Studies, Srdjan Gligorijevic of the International and Security Affairs Center, and Sonja Licht, now President of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence. Supplementing their varied impressions for this balance sheet are articles from the daily papers Danas and Politika, and the weekly magazines Vreme and NIN. more

149. Why Some Succeed and Others Fail: Eight Years of Transition In Eastern Europe

Jul 07, 2011
January 1998 - The spectacular collapse of state socialism in Eastern Europe in 1989 was greeted by social scientists and regional experts with considerable caution. The tasks facing the region in order to create liberal democracies and market economies seemed enormous. In the past, Eastern Europe functioned as the continent's unstable and backward periphery, and then it had been reshaped by decades of communist domination. By 1989, the region was experiencing fast economic decline. Any change was bound to be slow and difficult. more

An Assessment of the Iranian Presidential Elections

Jul 07, 2011
Click to see the table of contents, or download the full PDF below. more

Environment in the U.S. Security Debate: The Case of the Missing Arctic Waters

Jul 07, 2011
This essay asks whether and if so how the United States might employ new understandings of security in the management of Arctic waters issues, and in responding even more particularly to the prospect of intensified use of Russia’s Northern Sea Route. 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

A New Dawn for Kenya: A Report on the Kenyan Referendum

Jul 07, 2011
Muthee is a trained Social Scientist with eight years experience in research, policy analysis, project planning and management amounting from various assignments in different work areas. Her key areas of interest are: poverty, health, governance, organisational management, human rights and gender. 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

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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.