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Mar
20
2017
Commentary
One of the most enlightening debates on international democracy support is turning 15 this coming April. In his 2002 “The End of the Transition Paradigm,”[1] Tom Carothers argued that democracy...
Mar
20
2017
News Article
“Our role is to be transparent, accountable and responsible in our oversight function, now that Myanmar is transitioning towards democracy”, said by U Aye Tha Aung, Deputy Speaker of the Union...
Mar
10
2017
News Article
Peru was elected Chair of International IDEA for 2017 by the Council of Member States on 8-9 December 2016. Taking up its new role, Peru has set "Corruption: A threat towards a democracy of quality"...
Mar
08
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...
Mar
08
2017
Commentary
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...
Mar
08
2017
News Article
This year’s International Women’s Day’s theme, “Be Bold for Change”, is a call to forge a better working world - a more gender inclusive world. In particular, it calls for groundbreaking action that...
Feb
28
2017
News Article
Banning donations by foreign interests to parties or candidates is a common regulatory measure. “The rationale is quite simple: (…) to protect the principle of self-determination and national...
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
24
2017
News Article
Stellan Vinthagen, the Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the United States of America, gave a talk at International...
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
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
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 will be remembered as the year that put direct democracy back on the agenda.
Dec
21
2016
Commentary
This year has been dubbed ‘the year of direct democracy’.
Dec
20
2016
Commentary
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Dec
12
2016
News Article
During International IDEA's Council of Member States meeting on 8-9 December, and in the presence of Yves Leterme, Secretary-General of International IDEA, Mongolia, represented by the Chargé d'...
Dec
02
2016
News Article
“Since I was born, I never got to vote. The same person has been in power for 30 years. Nothing would change if I could vote”, said Yaccub Said Islam of Cameroon. On 2 December, International IDEA...
Nov
25
2016
News Article
For elections to meet international standards, inclusion of underrepresented groups should be ensured, affirmed participants at a workshop on “Marginalized Groups in Electoral Processes” organized by...