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Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies (Governance and Limited Statehood)

August 2009

European and American experts systematically compare U.S.

Crime, War and Global Trafficking: Designing International Cooperation

July 2009

Globalization creates lucrative opportunities for traffickers of drugs, dirty money, blood diamonds, weapons, and other contraband.

Over-Managed Democracy: Evaluating Vladimir Putin's Presidency

May 2009

Russia today is best characterized as an over-managed democracy, where elites pay lip service to democratic norms while actively working to undermine them.

Serbia's Bulldozer Revolution: Evaluating Internal and External Factors in Successful Democratic Breakthrough in Serbia

March 2009

(Excerpt) In 1987, Slobodan Milosevic showed promise as a modern liberator.

Why Workers Mobilize: Working Conditions and Activism Attitudes

January 2009

Various forms of sabotage and corruption that stem from workers' inability to voice their discontent at perceived injustices any other way have cost the Soviet and post- Soviet societies dearly....

The Impact of Administrative Power on Political and Economic Developments: Toward a Political Economy of Implementation

December 2008

Why did limited government and 'constitutionalism' (the rule of law, constitutional rules, and political representation) evolve in some societies but not others?

Azerbaijan's 2005 Parliamentary Elections: A Failed Attempt at Transition

September 2008

The 2005 elections in Azerbaijan qualify as a failed transition from authoritarianism to democracy.

International Actors, Democratization, and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy?

July 2008

Do external factors facilitate or hamper domestic democratic development?

Political Change in China: Comparisons with Taiwan

June 2008

How might China become a democracy? And what lessons, if any, might Taiwan's experience of democratization hold for China's future?

Administrative Foundations of Self-Enforcing Constitutions, The

May 2008

Current theories of the rule of law argue that public officials respect rights if the citizens are coordinated on an equilibrium in which they collectively resist abuse.

Oil-Led Development: Social, Political, and Economic Consequences

January 2007

Proponents of oil-led development believe that countries lucky enough to have "black gold" can base their development on this resource.

Evaluating EU Democratic Rule of Law Promotion

December 2006

The modern Romanian judiciary originates in the middle of the nineteenth century.

EU Democratic Rule of Law Promotion: The Case of Serbia

December 2006

In the former (second) Yugoslavia (1945-1991) which was a federal state, according to the constitutional provision on the federal character of the state, judicial system was organized on the level...

EU Conditionality and Democratic Rule of Law in Turkey

December 2006

In this report we examine the role of internal and external factors in advancing or preventing "democratic rule of law" reforms in Turkey over the last decade.

2006 Mexican Elections: A Challenge for Democracy

May 2006

This coming July, Mexicans will not only have the chance to democratically elect a president, but more importantly, they will have the opportunity to endorse democracy.

Stabilizing Iraq: Options for Democracy, Security, and Development

May 2006

In March 2006, Stanford University's Center for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) brought together 25 leading scholars and policymakers to discuss the political, security, and...

Curbing Asian Corruption: An Impossible Dream?

April 2006

The rise of Asia is regarded in most of the world as primarily an economic phenomenon.

Anti-Terrorist Finance in the United Kingdom and the United States

January 2006

This article adopts a two-tiered approach: it provides a detailed, historical account of anti-terrorist finance initiatives in the United Kingdom and United States--two states driving global norms...

Main Institution in the Country is Corruption, The: Creating Transparency in Angola

December 2005

The story of how the Angolan government was induced to begin creating checks and balances, from a starting point of massive corruption, is a case study in building institutions from scratch.

Assessing the Quality of Democracy

December 2005

The latest volume in this popular series focuses on the best ways to evaluate and improve the quality of new democratic regimes.

What is Indonesia?

October 2005

Indonesia is in the midst of an epic transition as it moves from decades of authoritarian government to a new era of democratic opening, from years of secular government to a time of struggle over...

Beyond Incrementalism: A New U.S. Strategy for Dealing with Iran

May 2005

In the coming years, few if any countries will more preoccupy the foreign policy attention of the United States than Iran.

Beyond Common Knowledge: Empirical Approaches to the Rule of Law

April 2005

An intensive global search is on for the "rule of law," the holy grail of good governance, which has led to a dramatic increase in judicial reform activities in developing countries.

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