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Mar
08
2017
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Achieving gender equality and political empowerment of women is now more relevant that ever and it is a responsibility that pertains to all the local, national, regional and international actors....
Mar
08
2017
Commentary
Last year, women made up less than a quarter of parliamentarians worldwide. While the number has been steadily increasing, more needs to be done. The key to having more women as representative is to...
Feb
21
2017
Commentary
  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily...
Feb
07
2017
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  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily...
Jan
25
2017
Commentary
  Aclaración: Las opiniones expresadas en este artículo son exclusivas de su autor e independientes de intereses nacionales o políticos particulares. Además, estas opiniones no representan...
Jan
23
2017
Commentary
  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily...
Dec
23
2016
Commentary
As 2016 draws to a close, I would like to bring your attention to the important issue of money in politics.  
Dec
21
2016
Commentary
Opportunities and Challenges to Democracy in 2016
Dec
21
2016
Commentary
  The case for direct democracy Direct democracy is here to stay and should be welcomed. Direct democracy mechanisms such as referendums, citizens’ initiatives, agenda initiatives, and recall votes...
Dec
21
2016
Commentary
This year will be remembered as the year that put direct democracy back on the agenda.
Dec
21
2016
Commentary
Granting citizens a direct say in political decisions is often part of the political system in a country. It is crucial to make a clear distinction between the different mechanisms and procedures of...
Dec
21
2016
Commentary
This year has been dubbed ‘the year of direct democracy’.
Dec
20
2016
Commentary
  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this article are those of the individual author. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily...
Dec
20
2016
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  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this article are those of the individual author. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily...
Nov
09
2016
Commentary
  Disclaimer: Views expressed are those of the staff member and do not represent the institutional position of  International IDEA.  
Oct
12
2016
Commentary
Colombia tiene una historia marcada por grandes batallas, innumerables aflicciones y por el estridente deseo del pueblo colombiano por lograr una paz estable y duradera. Es lamentable ser testigo de...
Sep
30
2016
Commentary
The digitalization of all aspects of our lives has contributed to dramatically change the context for inter-personal and political communication, agenda-setting and policymaking.
Jul
28
2016
Commentary
In anticipation of Thailand’s referendum on its draft constitution, I had a conversation with two constitutional experts, Tom Ginsburg and Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, about its process and content,...
Jul
18
2016
Commentary
Since the general elections in Tonga on 27 November 2014, two Peoples’ Representatives in the 26-seat Parliament, comprising of 17 Peoples’ Representatives and 9 Nobles Representatives, have been...
Jun
27
2016
Commentary
The people of the United Kingdom have spoken. In many ways, and for years to come, Brexit will have a profound impact on the United Kingdom, European Union (EU) and the world.