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Jun
12
2007
Speech
Why has diversity become such a popular theme? It has always existed, both in human society and in a way, in each of us, as individuals and products of the most obvious, “primordial” diversity – the diversity between a woman and a man. We use the term...
May
28
2007
Speech
This background paper reviews the extant research and debates on the causes and consequences of democracy to provide guidance to the international donor community on the key conceptual and methodological issues surrounding democracy promotion and aid...
Mar
27
2007
Speech
Mar
27
2007
Speech
How does the socialisation of people into becoming voters work? What makes young people become habitual voters? It is tempting to assume that those who do not vote may participate in other ways - but we don’t know whether this is true. Sometimes those who...
Mar
26
2007
Speech
This event marks the successful conclusion of a ground-breaking project. Three international organisations, UNDP, OAS, International IDEA, and one national development assistance agency, Canadian CIDA, have joined forces to produce an innovative and much...
Jun
01
2006
Speech
Since the end of the cold war democracy has been a buzzword, slowly being filled with substance. During the past 10 years democracy has advanced, but it is also increasingly challenged. Challenged because it does not live up to high expectations of rising...
May
19
2006
Speech
It is almost one hundred and fifty years since Abraham Lincoln said that ‘Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.’ The clarity of his words has rarely been matched since, but their content has acquired today an almost unique...
Apr
20
2006
Speech
"When my daughters were young, they, like so many, spent hours in front of video game machines. One of their favourites was called The Mole Hunter."
May
26
2005
Speech
International IDEA’s interest in direct democracy concerns whether, when and how the use of direct democracy mechanisms is appropriate to enhance democratic systems.
May
26
2005
Speech
International IDEA’s interest in direct democracy concerns whether, when and how the use of direct democracy mechanisms is appropriate to enhance democratic systems.
May
26
2005
Speech
International IDEA’s interest in direct democracy concerns whether, when and how the use of direct democracy mechanisms is appropriate to enhance democratic systems. By involving voters directly in decision making processes, does the use of direct democracy...
May
25
2005
Speech
This paper draws on International IDEA’s experience in democracy building. It is presented in the context of its mission to produce high-quality and policy-relevant comparative knowledge on democracy promotion made available to, owned and used by key actors...
Sep
28
2004
Speech
The international community has often been keen to provide support to elections during the last fifteen years, and many positive contributions have resulted. However, donors have sometimes tended to provide assistance to elections because they have an easily...
Feb
02
2004
Speech
The premise of this paper is that political parties cannot claim to be democratic unless they are inclusive and representative of the population they represent. The candidates parties send to parliament should include a cross-section of society, but by and...