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Mar
08
2017
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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
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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
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  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
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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
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Dec
21
2016
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This year has been dubbed ‘the year of direct democracy’.
Dec
21
2016
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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
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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
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This year will be remembered as the year that put direct democracy back on the agenda.
Dec
20
2016
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Dec
12
2016
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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
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“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
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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...
Nov
15
2016
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On 15 November 2016, International IDEA welcomed Hon. Donatille Mukabalisa, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Rwanda, with a delegation of Members of the Chamber of Deputies, to...
Nov
10
2016
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International IDEA, together with the Community of Democracies (CoD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held on 10 November the European Consultation on Gender Equality and Political...
Nov
09
2016
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Nov
07
2016
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International IDEA is hosting the 6th High Level Meeting of the Inter-Regional Dialogue on Democracy (IRDD), to discuss the theme of Gender Equality and Political Empowerment of Women. This year the...
Oct
28
2016
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On 28 October, International IDEA welcomed 16 female local councillors from Indonesia, Turkey, Kenya, Indonesia, Macedonia, Namibia, Uganda, Ukraine and South Africa.
Sep
30
2016
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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.