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Oct
23
2007
Speech
"This paper offers initial reflections on the pertinent and timely questions raised by the Conference background document. It is based on the awareness that the topic, though increasingly studied and discussed in academic and political circles alike, has not...
Oct
22
2007
Speech
Electoral assistance can be defined today as the legal, technical and logistic support provided to electoral laws, processes and institutions.
Sep
13
2007
Speech
Let me admit that when I heard that a new theme in the development cooperation debate is “Democracy and Development” I was a bit puzzled. I asked if this really is something that has to be discussed. To me, development and democracy is part and parcel of each...
Sep
13
2007
Speech
Thus, it is clear that there has been a converging evolution of the two terms towards each other: democracy is more and more meant to include development and development is more and more meant to include the realisation of the basic human rights, including,...
Jun
27
2007
Speech
After a quick review of the changing context for democracy building, I will analyze the importance of public trust in electoral and parliamentary processes. I will then address some challenges that the erosion of trust poses to the democracy promotion. I will...
Jun
27
2007
Speech
While civil society is almost always spoken highly of, one should not forget that it cannot replace political society. NGOs cannot replace political parties, or the electoral process, or parliaments.
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...
May
14
2007
Speech
La transición a la democracia en América Latina muestra a lo largo de estos 29 años dos etapas principales. Una, durante los años 1980, década perdida en lo económico pero de gran avance en materia democrática. La otra, a lo largo de los años 90,...
May
02
2007
Speech
Much of the money spent on electoral assistance over the past few years has helped electoral management bodies (EMBs) train polling staff and organize elections on time. Much less has been invested in EMBs as institutions, to support them in becoming less...
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
27
2007
Speech
In this presentation I will talk about how we will continue to develop ACE and how we envision it to grow, and explaining how EMBs and electoral managers and practitioners from around the world can be, and actually to some extent already are, part of ACE.
Mar
27
2007
Speech
Mar
27
2007
Speech
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...
Mar
05
2007
Speech
"It is with great pleasure that International IDEA has joined as a co organizer of this conference. South Africa being one of our Member States, and the African Union one of our close partners, IDEA considers it a true privilege to be part of this undertaking...
Dec
15
2006
Speech
Earlier this year I met outgoing Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo. His tenure as president had been one of impressive economic growth, but nevertheless he was a troubled man. He was experiencing in a cruel way the complex issue of democratic politics and...