"Political Systems and Forms of Government"
12 Nov 2014
Tightening of US Policy towards Hungary: A Signal for the EU and V4
Author: Dariusz Kałan
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
This commentary examines the state of US-Hungarian relations in light of Washington's decision to suspend the right of entry to the country of six representatives of the Hungarian government in October 2014.
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4 Nov 2014
Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance
Author: Kenneth Katzman
Congressional Research Service (CRS)
This report assesses the progress made in Afghanistan’s overall governance since 2001, as well as the impact of the presidential elections in spring 2014.
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4 Nov 2014
Transitions and Tensions in West Africa
Author: Mfrekeobong Ukpanah, Alimou Diallo
West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP)
This brief examines the effectiveness of Economic Community Of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance, adopted to address the root causes of conflicts in West Africa, particularly those related to govern...
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Maintaining Momentum? Civil Society and the APRM in Zambia
Author: Yarik Turianskyi, Steven Gruzd
South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
This paper examines why enthusiasm for the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), which assists states party to it to identify and eradicate governance problems, is waning and when this development started.
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The Challenge of à la Turca Presidentialism in Turkey
Author: Ersin Kalaycioğlu
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) /
Stiftung Mercator /
Istanbul Policy Center (IPC)
This commentary examines the future of political life in Turkey following the election of former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for President in 2014.
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