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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The paper by Laurie Nathan, The Peacemaking Effectiveness of Regional Organizations, looks at the role international institutions play in creating and maintaining peace and stability within their region.
The paper published by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit brings to light the dilemma that arises as a result of the high costs of running for and becoming a member of parliament in Afghanistan, and the various sources of income the candidates have access to.
In Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on External Aid and Local Collective Action; Katherine Casey et al evaluate the impact of a community directed development (CDD) program in Sierra Leone.
The Experience on Civil Society as an Anticorruption Actor in East Central Asia by Alina Mungin-Pippidi looks at the role of civil society, economic factors, and good governance in promoting democratization and curbing corruption.
Media and Governance in Pakistan: A controversial yet essential relationship by Marco Mezzera and Safdar Sial, written for the Initiative for Peacebuilding, analyzes the role of media in Pakistan.