Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI)

NDRI Spotlight: South African Institute of Race Relations

South African Institute of Race RelationsThe South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) is an independent think tank providing research, policy critiques, and risk analysis on a broad portfolio of public policy, social, and economic issues. ::MORE




Apr 7, 2014

The Bertelsmann Stiftung published the Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2014 ranking 129 developing and transformation countries around the world on political transformation, economic transformation, and transformation management. ::MORE

MAR 6, 2014

This issue of Worth Reading features a selection of articles from Democracy Lab, a joint initiative of the Legatum Institute and Foreign Policy magazine featuring the theme of popular protests: Christian Caryl and Alexander Motyl debate the importance of ethnic divisions in post-Yanukovych Ukraine, Duncan McCargo explains Thailand’s chronic political tension, and Juan Nagel and Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez analyze recent protests in Venezuela. :: MORE

FEB 18, 2014

A new installment of Worth Reading highlights three items by Leon Aron, Robert Orttung and Sufian Zhemukhov, and the Institute of Modern Russia that discuss the political ramifications of Russia hosting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. ::MORE

Jan 14, 2014

The Puente Democratico initiative of the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL, Argentina) has translated into English six articles written by Latin American authors focusing on the prospects for a democratic opening in Cuba as part of its Latino-Cubano Dialogue. ::PDF

JAN 2, 2014

Christian Welzel, chair of political culture research at the Center for the Study of Democracy (ZDEMO, Germany) and vice-president of the World Values Survey Association, published a book entitled Freedom Rising: Human Empowerment and the Quest for Emancipation in which he identifies the transmission of ‘emancipative values’ as a key factor in the spread of human empowerment. ::MORE