Democracy and Diversity: Expert Consultation Report

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Published: 
1 March 2008
Language: 
English
Pages: 
78

International IDEA began to address the relationship between democracy and diversity management at a round-table event held in Oslo in June 2007 in tandem with the annual meeting of its Council of Member States.

By way of follow-up, it was proposed that International IDEA begin to explore further the issues in focus, and to identify what its specific contribution might be in this area. The Institute organized a round table on 26–27 November 2008 in Pretoria, South Africa, and this report summarizes the proceedings. 

Contents

Executive Summary

Opening Remarks
Margot Gould and Mark Salter

Session 1: Setting the Scene

Managing Diversity within a Democratic Framework: Historical Overview and Introduction
John Eade

Managing Diversity within a Democratic Framework: Perspectives from Asia and the Global South
Rajeev Bhargava

Session 2: Managing Diversity within a Democratic Framework: Regional Perspectives

Southern Africa
Ozias Tungwarara 

Latin America
Carlos Camacho Nassar 

Session 3: Managing Diversity within a Democratic Framework: Thematic Perspectives

Governance
Afeikhena Jerome 

Federalism
Amitbabha Pande

Migration
Hans-Petter Bow

Summary and Conclusions
Mark Salter

Session 4: Country Perspectives

South Africa
Somadoda Fikeni 

Bolivia
Carolina Floru 

Session 5: Democracy and Diversity: Defining the Programme

Working Group Reports 

Final Commentaries from Participants 

Concluding Remarks
Mark Salter

Annexes

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