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COMMENTARY:  What cryptocurrencies will do to the integrity of politics

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies are one step closer to becoming a regular trading commodity. This, however, doesn't change the need to keep track of their usage in areas like campaign financing, state procurement and lobbying. Money in politics—in any form—benefits from regulation that fights corruption and increases transparency.The integrity of politics is at stake, so how can the policymaking process keep pace?

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Apr
23
2018
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns his position. Photo credit: Gestión.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns his position. Photo credit: Gestión.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns following accusations of corruption
Apr
18
2018
We the people. Image: Joe Brusky

We the people. Image: Joe Brusky

Challenges and opportunities for democracy in the 21st century
Apr
18
2018
Daniel Zovatto, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of International IDEA, during his inaugural lecture at the VI International Forum on Political Analysis. (Photo credit: Fusades Press)

Daniel Zovatto, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of International IDEA, during his inaugural lecture at the VI International Forum on Political Analysis. (Photo credit: Fusades Press).

VI International Forum of Political Analysis looks at risks and challenges of democracy in Latin America
Apr
16
2018
International IDEA welcomes two new Members to its Board of Advisers

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Focus group with Somali refugees in Kakuma, Kenya, during the research for "The Case of Somali and South Sudanese Refugees in Kenya"

Focus group with Somali refugees in Kakuma, Kenya, during the research for "The Case of Somali and South Sudanese Refugees in Kenya"

26 April 2018
Kampala, Uganda
Hosting an estimated 1.3 million refugees mainly from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda has become Africa’s major destination of refugees and one of the top five worldwide. While ongoing debates are largely focusing on the humanitarian, socio-economic and security implications of large refugee flows, issues related to...

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