Election Management Bodies in West Africa: A comparative study of the contribution of electoral commissions to the strengthening of democracy is a review by AfriMAP and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa.
Guatemala’s Elections: Clean Polls, Dirty Politics looks at the upcoming presidential, the congress and local elections in Guatemala in September 2011.
Governance and Militancy in Afghanistan and Pakistan is a report published by CSIS looking at the role of service provision and its link with militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Tbilisi, Georgia – IRI released its latest poll of Georgian public opinion today The poll, conducted April 26 – May 4, 2011, is a comprehensive analysis of attitudes regarding the current Georgian economic, social and political landscape.
Democracy International has released a study, Vote Count Verification: A User’s Guide for Funders, Implementers, and Stakeholders.
The International Peace Institute (IPI) has released today a survey on public attitudes in Egypt. Among other topics, the poll explores Egyptians' opinions on leading figures for the upcoming presidential race, as well a political parties.
IFES has published its 2011 Buyer's Guide to Election Suppliers. The Buyer's Guide provides information on dozens of companies selling a variety of electoral products and services, as well as industry news and procurement best practices.
The International Republican Institute (IRI) has released a survey of Iraqi public opinion.
Mapping Digital Media: Thaliand covers the current state of the media in Thailand and its history as part of the OSF Mapping Digital Media project. It shows relationship between the media and its impact on democracy.
The provincial elections for governor in Aceh will take place on November 14, 2011. The update briefing by the International Crisis Group, Indonesia: GAM vs GAM in the Aceh Elections, provides an overview of the current electoral makeup and challenges being faced.
Violence, Security and Democracy: Perverse Interfaces and their Implications for States and Citizens in the Global South by Jenny Pearce and Rosemary McGee with Joanna Wheeler is a paper that looks at the relationships between violence, security and democracy.
César Murúa & Juan Carballo researched and presented the current state of CSOs in Argentina in their paper Defending Civil Society: A Study of the Laws and Regulations Governing Civil Society Organizations in Argentina published by the World Movement for Democracy.
Reporting in Times of War: Press Freedom in Afghanistan 2008-2011 looks at the current state of the media in Afghanistan.
Uganda: Current Conditions and the Crisis in North Uganda by Ted Dagne looks at the current state of Uganda and the role the recent and past elections have had on the country.
International Law and the Post-2008 Status Quo in Georgia: Implications for Western Policies by Johanna Popjanevski analyzes the current state of affairs in Georgia from an international law perspective and provides five recommendations on how the U.S. and the EU should move forward.
With the recent uprisings in the Middle East Filipe R. Campante and Davin Chor have written a paper analyzing the relationship between the education level of a population combined with their economic circumstances and their level of political participation.