In an article in the Journal of Democracy, Larry Diamond argues that if there is going to be a great advance of democracy in this decade, it is most likely going to emanate from East Asia.
In a paper published by the University of Salford, Manchester, Lars Berger argues that shows that contributions from defense interests have a large influence on the willingness of Congressmen to defeat attempts to reduce military aid to Egypt during the Mubarak era.
Devesh Kapur and Milan Vaishnav published a paper for the Center for Global Development exploring the use of illegal funding from the construction sector for elections in India.
Min Jiang has published an article in the SAIS Review entitled, Authoritarian Informationalism: China’s Approach to Internet Sovereignty.
Gonzalez-Ocantos et al. have published a new article in the American Journal of Political Science called Vote Buying and Social Desirability Bias: Experimental Evidence from Nicaragua.
Aina Gallego of Stanford University and Saul Cunow of UCSD both looked at what impact various electoral variables have on voter turnout.
Violence and Politics in Venezuela by the International Crisis group analyzes the high levels of violence found within Venezuela and the relation this violence has to upcoming presidential elections in 2012 and the uncertainties created by the illness of President Hugo Chavez.
Subnational Government in Afghanistan uses academic and nongovernmental studies, as well as civilian expert interviews to draw its conclusions regarding how to strengthen performance and representation at the subnational government level in Afghanistan.
Ethnicity and Democracy in Africa delves into how ethnic identity and colonialism have affected the development of Africa’s identity and its current role in democracy building in Africa.
The paper published by NDI takes an in-depth look at the current state of political parties in Afghanistan and provides recommendations on how they can be strengthened.