Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making

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This publication is only available in electronic format
Published: 
22 November 2013
Language: 
English
Pages: 
105
ISBN: 
978-91-86565-96-1 (Print)
Author(s): 
Julian Smith, Jenny Hedström
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This report identifies hurdles preventing marginalized people from taking active part in customary and democratic decision-making.

It highlights strategies for managing transition from political exclusion to inclusion and identifies lessons that could be adopted by marginalized groups.

Drawing on experience from 38 case studies, the report describes how different marginalized groups have worked to overcome barriers to their participation in political decision-making.

Contents

Foreword

Preface

Executive summary

Introduction

Key macro-level factors determining inclusion

Political, religious, judicial and administrative determinants of inclusion

Other determinants of successful inclusion reforms

Key issues in customary governance

Lessons for democracy cooperation and assistance stakeholders

References

Notes             

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Middle Row from left to right:  Annika Silva-Leander, Head of Democracy Assessment at International IDEA; Keboitse Machangana, Former Director of Global Programme at International IDEA; Annika Savill, Executive Head for the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF); Njeri Kabeberi, Chair of International IDEA’s Board of Advisers; Sarah Lister, Head of Governance at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Margot Wallström, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden. 

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