Democracy Publications

Strategies for Promoting Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities

Jul 07, 2011
Strategies for Promoting Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities examines both old and new strategies for promoting gender equity in development. As such, it draws upon expert scholars and practitioners to analyze individual cases from throughout the developing world. It also aims to identify policy options and suggestions for moving the current debate forward. This publication is a product of a conference co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Inter-American Foundation. 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

Is EITI Another Western Agenda?

Jul 07, 2011
Experience has increasingly shown that the abundance of natural resources does not necessarily produce rapid development in countries where they are found. Instead, paradoxically, they all too often produce poverty, conflict and corruption whose consequences become increasingly widespread and impact development, not only in the country in question, but more broadly in an interconnected world. The rapidly globalizing world means that these consequences transcend boundaries and threaten stability of both the developed and developing world. It is therefore common sense that a search for the reversal of this disturbing trend becomes a global collective. more

Policing Democracy:  Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security in Latin America by Mark Ungar

Policing Democracy: Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security in Latin America

May 01, 2011
In Policing Democracy, Mark Ungar situates Latin America at a crossroads between reactive policing and a problem-oriented approach based on prevention and citizen participation. With case studies from Argentina, Bolivia, and Honduras, he reviews the full spectrum of areas needing reform: criminal law, policing, investigation, trial practices, and incarceration. more

Агора, випуск 10: Переосмислюючи демократію: Україна і світовий контекст

Feb 01, 2011
У сучасному світі є чимало країн, які офіційно проголосили демократію засадничою основою свого суспільного ладу. Проте не секрет, що далеко не всі ці країни сповна відповідають тим небагатьом критеріям та вимогам, яких уряди і населення цих країн зобов’язалися неухильно дотримуватися, претендуючи на належність до табору так званих розвинених демократій. more

Orange Revolution and Aftermath:  Mobilization, Apathy, and the State in Ukraine, edited by Paul D'Anieri

Orange Revolution and Aftermath: Mobilization, Apathy, and the State in Ukraine

Oct 01, 2010
After the success of the Orange Revolution, it was widely expected that civil society groups would take an increasingly prominent role in Ukrainian politics, reinvigorating democracy. Yet that influence diminished rapidly, and when the new government also became tainted with corruption, there was no protest or counterattack. Orange Revolution and Aftermath: Mobilization, Apathy, and the State in Ukraine explores why the influence of civil society groups waned so quickly. more

Агора, випуск 9: Місто як чинник демократичного розвитку України

Oct 01, 2009
Розбудова міста є процесом соціального культуротворення, що визначає особливості та перспективи певного етапу розвитку людства. Усе, що відбувається у місті, є прямим (хоча й не повним) відображенням найрізноманітніших явищ та процесів, характерних для суспільства в цілому на певному етапі його розвитку, тож за своєю суттю місто — це мікромодель суспільства, яке завжди було і залишатиметься об’єктом уваги представників різних царин наукового знання. more

Participatory Innovation and Representative Democracy in Latin America, edited by Andrew Selee and Enrique Peruzzotti

Participatory Innovation and Representative Democracy in Latin America

Oct 01, 2009
This empirically grounded collection examines the growth of participatory institutions in Latin American democracy and how such institutions affect representative government. While most existing literature concentrates on model cases of participatory budgeting in Brazil, this volume investigates cases in Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina, where conditions for innovation have been far less favorable. more

Contemporary Women's Movements in Hungary: Globalization, Democracy, and Gender Equality by Katalin Fábián

Contemporary Women's Movements in Hungary: Globalization, Democracy, and Gender Equality

Oct 01, 2009
This groundbreaking study focuses on the role of women’s activism in a society where women are not yet adequately represented by established parties and political institutions. Katalin Fábián examines the interactions between women’s groups in Hungary and studies the unique brand of democracy they have forged in postcommunist Eastern Europe. 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.