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2012-08-09 06:25:11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9. 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Democracy for All: Ensuring Political, Social, and Economic Inclusion is the theme of the Seventh Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy, to be held at the Swissotel in Lima, Peru, on October 14-17, 2012. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has been invited to present remarks at the opening session on Sunday, October 14(th). Confirmed speakers at the opening session include 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman, who is...

2012-07-12 10:23:46

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Walker as executive director of its research division, the International Forum for Democratic Studies, a leading center for the analysis and discussion of the theory and practice of democratic development. Walker comes to NED from Freedom House, where he served in its New York office as vice president for strategy and analysis. "We are...

2012-07-11 10:22:49

Now Available WASHINGTON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the new issue of the Journal of Democracy (JoD), Olivier Roy, professor of social and political theory at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, writes, "Something irreversible [happened] in the Arab Spring. Whatever ups and downs may follow, we are witnessing the beginning of a process by which democratization is becoming rooted in Arab societies." His article "The Transformation of the Arab World"...

2012-06-04 10:22:30

From the American Political Science Association Task Force on Democracy, Economic Security, and Social Justice in a Volatile World WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The APSA task force report, Democratic Imperatives, argues that in emerging and established democracies alike, the promise of democracy remains unfulfilled. The report focuses on policies and institutions designed to deepen democracy by increasing respect for human rights, promoting participatory...

2012-01-23 16:32:00

January issue also features articles on Turkey, Morocco, and Indonesia WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the new issue of the Journal of Democracy (JoD), Stanford political scientist and JoD coeditor Larry Diamond writes, "If there is going to be a big new lift to global democratic prospects in this decade, the region from which it will emanate is most likely to be East Asia." His article "The Coming Wave" is the first in a set of four exploring "China and...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

World-renown political scientist and best-selling author of The Origins of Political Order, Dr. Francis Fukuyama, warned Clinton and Bush administrations that the spread of democracy in the Middle East was imminent in an exclusive interview with host of The Costa Report, Rebecca Costa. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 World-renown political scientist and best-selling author of The Origins of Political Order, Dr. Francis Fukuyama, warned Clinton and Bush administrations that the spread of...

2011-02-01 17:23:36

Research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows that it was possible already in 2008 to predict that countries such as Egypt and Iran were headed for dangerous periods of instability because of citizens' demands for democratization. The researchers were able to make this observation on the basis of a "democratic gap" scale of measurement between the level of freedom existing and the desire of citizens for more freedom, which was analyzed in about 90 countries around the...

2010-06-18 13:19:17

In 2001, riots in Argentina protesting President Fernando de la Rúa's economic decisions overthrew him from office and killed almost 30 people. Latin American protests have resulted in numerous deaths and national crises since the 1970s, but also democratic reforms. Now, a MU researcher has found that although political protests can be violent, they can lead to stronger political parties and more responsive policies. "Many of these recent protests in Latin America have led...

2009-04-17 11:29:49

A new UCLA-led study challenges the popular perception that ethnic diversity is to blame for sectarian conflicts in Iraq and Northern Ireland, recent tensions in Tibet, and ethnic violence in post-election Kenya. "Countries that are ethnically diverse do not experience more conflict than their more homogenous counterparts," said Andreas Wimmer, the study's lead author and a UCLA professor of sociology. "Rather, conflict breaks out when large segments of the population are excluded from...

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2008-07-01 10:50:12

People in most countries around the world are happier these days, according to newly released data from the World Values Survey based at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Data from representative national surveys conducted from 1981 to 2007 show the happiness index rose in an overwhelming majority of nations studied. "It's a surprising finding," said U-M political scientist Ronald Inglehart, who directs the World Values Surveys and is the lead author of an article on...