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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...
Mar
15
2005
Speech
The constitution of any country defines the institutions by which that country governs itself, and indeed the relationship between the citizens of the country and its institutional framework. As such, it is a fundamentally political document, establishing the...
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...
Jan
19
2004
Speech
This paper is designed to sketch a general overview of existing knowledge and practice on enhancing women’s participation in electoral processes, and to identify the major questions which need to be addressed in the specific post-conflict context.
Apr
01
2003
Speech
This paper is presented in the context of International IDEA’s mission to produce high-quality and policy-relevant comparative knowledge on democracy promotion made available to, owned and used by key actors at local, national, regional and international...