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May 2019

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May 23, 2019
I first became interested in politics and social change during high school. While most of my peers had no interest in such topics, I was reading about political affairs and watching political TV shows. I got involved in non-governmental organization work as an activist, but I eventually realized... Read More
May 22, 2019
In the past six years, Kenya has continued its progression toward devolution and achieved success in its efforts to decentralize power and bring the government closer to its citizens. However, despite these democratic gains, Kenya remains hindered by the... Read More
May 20, 2019
North Macedonia is persistently plagued with the problem of corruption. The country scored 37/100 on the 2018 Corruption Perception Index, and is continuously ranked as a highly-corrupted country. Weak, incompetent and politicized institutions... Read More
May 16, 2019
For Gambians, the right to free speech and protest is guaranteed in their constitution, yet it is a right that has only recently begun to be truly exercised. Allegations of human rights abuses... Read More
May 15, 2019
After Slovak media reported on February 26, 2018, that the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé Martina Kušnírová might be connected to top government officials... Read More
May 14, 2019
Democracy is not always flashy. Nor is it intended to be. For a legislature, one of the most vital functions is found in the committee hearing room. Public hearings provide citizens an opportunity to speak directly to policymakers about matters that are important to them. They offer... Read More
May 03, 2019
Panamá elegirá un nuevo presidente junto con 860 otros cargos entre diputados y representantes, el 5 de mayo de 2019. la corrupción y la educación han sido las principales preocupaciones que caracterizan a estas elecciones, al igual que la desconfianza ciudadana y la necesidad de una mayor... Read More
May 03, 2019
Panama will elect a new president along with 861 other public officials on May 5, 2019. Several key areas of reform, such as corruption and education, are characterizing the election, as well as citizen distrust and the need for increased civic participation. The electoral process in Panama not... Read More
May 02, 2019
In 2012, Burma’s democratic reforms opened the door for competitive multiparty elections after many years of military rule and dictatorship. Ushered in by... Read More