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Restoring Democracy and Peace in Mali

April 2012

CDDRL Post-doctoral Scholar Landry Signé comments on the recent military coup in Mali and what it means for the future of one of West Africa's most stable democracies.

Tunisia: the house of cards

January 2011

It took just 29 days for President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to flee Tunisia after mass protests erupted in the country.

Stemming the democratic recession

September 2008

If the big global story of the 1980s and 1990s was the remarkable expansion of democracy, the bad news of this decade is that democracy is slipping into recession.