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Mexico Makes It

Mexico Makes It | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Even as Mexico continues to struggle with grave security threats, its steady rise is transforming the country's economy, society, and political system.
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China: An unlikely home for democracy? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

China: An unlikely home for democracy? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Ravi Agrawal is the Senior Producer of "Fareed Zakaria GPS." You can follow him on Twitter @RaviAgrawalCNN and check out past posts.
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Richard Sakwa: The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism, and the Medvedev Succession

Richard Sakwa: The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism, and the Medvedev Succession | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Richard Sakwa‘s new book, The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism, and the Medvedev Succession (Cambridge University Press, 2011), comes at a moment in Russian political history when uncertainty is once again in the headlines and on the lips of experts and journalists. While Sakwa’s book is principally about how Dmitri Medvedev became Russia’s third President, The Crisis of Russian Democracy is more importantly an analysis of the institutions and dynamics that animate Russian politics today.

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Clinton Hopes for Further ‘Democratization’ in Russia

Clinton Hopes for Further ‘Democratization’ in Russia | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The United States hopes that the process of democratization will continue in Russia and that the rights of Russian citizens will be respected, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.
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VIDEO: Democracy and Islam 'compatible'

VIDEO: Democracy and Islam 'compatible' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has warned against Islamic extremism and praised Indonesia as living proof that Islam is compatible with democracy.
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The (surprisingly upbeat) state of the world

The (surprisingly upbeat) state of the world | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A different perspective on the state of the world: four major areas where mankind's long-term progress is striking.
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Economists assert that above all else, political institutions determine the wealth of nations

Economists assert that above all else, political institutions determine the wealth of nations | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
It is among the grandest topics in scholarship: Why do some nations, such as the United States, become wealthy and powerful, while others remain stuck in poverty?
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The Role of Ordinary People in Democratization - From World Values Survey

The Role of Ordinary People in Democratization - From World Values Survey | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

Authors: Welzel, C. & Inglehart, R.
Publication Year: 2008
Publication Name: Journal of Democracy

 

Human empowerment is becoming an increasingly important driving force behind democratization. Although elite bargaining was central when representative democracy first emerged and still plays an important role, the development of “effective democracy” reflects the acquisition by ordinary people of resources and values that enable them effectively to pressure elites. The importance of this process, called “human empowerment,” is generally underestimated.

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Q&A: House of Lords reform

Q&A: House of Lords reform | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The government is promising to reform the House of Lords by making it mostly elected and slashing its size. But why is it doing so, what are the issues and why is there such strong opposition to change?
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Is democracy in crisis? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

Is democracy in crisis? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Ravi Agrawal is the Senior Producer of "Fareed Zakaria GPS." You can follow him on Twitter @RaviAgrawalCNN.  By Ravi Agrawal, CNN I was browsing through the website of the magazine Foreign Affairs when I came across an article titled...
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How does democracy in Mexico compare to other countries? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

This is a very important year for Mexico’s democracy.

On 1 July 2012 Mexicans will go to the polls to elect a new president, who will hold office for six years, a new Senate and new Chamber of Deputies as well as numerous state and local officials. How does Mexico’s democracy compare with that of other countries?


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ZAKARIA: A global education for a global age

ZAKARIA: A global education for a global age | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
When I arrived at Yale from India in the fall of 1982, I felt distinctly unprepared. I had gone to a first rate, rigorous high school in Mumbai but, like many entering freshmen, I found that Yale operated at a different level.
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A glass half-full

A glass half-full | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
WHICH way will African politics go? The way of Senegal, where the president conceded electoral defeat on March 25th to a younger rival, extending a democratic tradition unbroken since independence in 1960?
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Democrats vs. Dictators: 2012

Democrats vs. Dictators: 2012 | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

Interesting comparative analysis... normative at best, but fun.  Think March Madness with foreign leaders, from Foreign Policy.

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Calls for democracy in Hong Kong

Calls for democracy in Hong Kong | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Accusations of infidelity and corruption during Hong Kong's leadership race have fuelled calls for democracy.
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How to steal an election

How to steal an election | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
IT WAS another good day for North Korea’s Workers’ Party. On July 24th 2011, amid music and gongs, the late Kim Jong Il shuffled past queuing throngs to cast his vote in the country’s local elections.
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