The “Resource Curse” in MENA? Political Transitions, Resource Wealth, Economic Shocks, and Conflict Riske by Michael Ross, Kai Kaiser and Nimah Mazaheri looks at the potential for conflict risk, political stability and reform prospects in relation to a country’s reliance on economic rents.
The Carnegie paper, LOOKING FOR HELP: Will Rising Democracies Become International Democracy Supporters?, looks at the roles of rising democracies in promoting democracy abroad.
Women’s Representation in Local Government in Asia-Pacific – Status Report 2010 by UNDP, UNIFEM, UCLG ASPAC, and CLGF looks at the level of women’s representation at the different tiers of local government and the impact this has on the role and rights of women.
The OHCHR published a professional training series in May 2011 on human rights titled, “National Human Rights Institutions: History, Principles, Roles and Responsibilities” with the purpose of introducing the readt to national human rights institutions (NHRIs).
Egypt’s Democratic Transition Five Important Myths about the Economy and International Assistance looks at five myths frequently stated regarding the transition taking place in Egypt in regards to the economy and international assistance.
The 2011-2012 Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice published by the UN Women’s organization looks at the current state of affairs of women throughout the world in relation to legal systems.
The Road to Elections in Egypt: Electoral Reforms since February 2011 is a briefing paper published by Democracy Reporting International that looks at the current issues facing the upcoming Egyptian elections in November 2011.
The Transformative Power of Partnerships: Africa Progress Report 2011 by the Africa Progress Panel looks at many different factors affecting Africa over the past year as well as looking forward to Africa’s future.
The UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre published a report, Understanding Electoral Violence in Asia, which analyzes seven different South and Southeast Asian countries providing electoral violence case studies on each one.
The International Crisis Group published a report on Somalia: The Transitional Government on Life Support which looks at the current issues facing Somalia and provides recommendations for the country to move forward.
The Travails of Development and Democratic Governance in Central America looks at the recent set back to governance in Central America and the major causes behind it.
CSIS conducted a study in response to the Arab Spring focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa to see what fault lines exist that have not been looked at before and their potential impact on stability in the region.
The paper, The Clash of the Counter-bureaucracy and Development, by Andrew Natsios a former USAID Administrator, looks at the dilemma between compliance and programmatic/technical sides to development.
In the Carnegie paper Tsveta Petrova shows that many Central and Eastern European countries new to democracy are working to promote democracy among other countries in their region.
Thomas Carothers addresses the relationship between development and democracy aid specialists overtime in his paper “The Elusive Synthesis” published in the Journal of Democracy.
The Carnegie Paper, A Decade of Struggling Reform Efforts in Jordan: The Resilience of the Rentier System, looks at the structural reasons behind the failure to see political reform when these efforts are backed by the King.
The EU report on Uganda's February 28, 2011 presidential elections provides background information on the lead up to the elections, what occurred during the actual elections, and how the results and dispute resolutions were handled followed by recommendations for the future.
The report on the laws and regulations that govern CSOs in Burundi adresses the establishment and organization of CSOs, government oversight, CSO activities, and conclusions of the data observed.