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Political and Good Democratic Governance

This article provides a valuable perspective on the workings of democracy and how to judge it. (by Steven Friedman)

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Report on the 2nd Consultative Dialogue Between Civil Society Organisations and the Pan African Parliament (by Trust Africa and Southern Africa Trust)

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Analysis of the implications of the Kenyan election crisis 2008 (by Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, Open Society Institute's AfriMap project)

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This document reflects on free and fair elections. (by Inter-Parliamentary Union)

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This useful guide provides in-depth guidance on judging elections, adding important detail on international norms and standards (2006). (by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Inter-Parliamentary Union)

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Bridging Africa‘s developmental deficits has been the central question facing the continent‘s leaders, policy makers and people at large for decades. No less than any other part of the world, Africa aspires to stability, prosperity and rising living standards. Over the past three decades, Africa has seen glimpses of what might be possible. Multi-party elections, high economic growth rates, large foreign investments, technological revolutions and growing optimism have replaced the old view of Africa as 'The Hopeless Continent‘ with one of 'Africa Rising.‘

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This article, first appearing in Foreign Affairs, offers valuable insights into the meaning of democracy and constitutional order  (by Fareed Zakaria)

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This short document provides an overview of the 47 standards cited in the political and democratic governance section of the APRM questionnaire. (by SAIIA)

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This document provides a thoughtful declaration on the meaning of democracy, reflecting on points that are not precisely stated in AU standards (1997). (by Inter-Parliamentary Union)

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