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Is democracy good for peace?

September 15, 2017 • By Catalina Uribe Burcher, Victoria Perotti
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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 represent the institutional position of International IDEA, its Board of Advisers or its Council of Member States.


Today is International Day of Democracy, a good opportunity for the world to review its collective progress and setbacks on the road toward building representative, accountable and responsive governments. This year’s Democracy Day focuses on conflict prevention and how democratic institutions can be strengthened to promote peace and stability.

So, it is worth asking: Is democracy actually good for peace?

Read the full article on the Washington Post here.  

About the authors

Former staff member - Catalina Uribe Burcher
Senior Programme Officer
Former staff member - Victoria Perotti
Associate Programme Officer
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