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Democratic Deficits: Addressing Challenges to Sustainability and Consolidation Around the World (No. 21)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 21: Democratic Deficits:Addressing Challenges to Sustainability and Consolidation Around the World

This book comparatively explores the obstacles countries face in sustaining and consolidating democratic systems.  Topics include social services, poverty, and inequality, specific case studies, and how government policy and development practices improve the quality of life of citizens in democratic regimes.

323. Constitution Drafting in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Staff-prepared summary of a seminar held on May 10, 2006 with Robert Hayden, Professor of Anthropology, Law and Public & International Affairs, Director of the Center for East European and Russian Studies, University of Pittsburgh and R. Bruce Hitchner, Chair of the Dayton Project and Professor of International Relations, Tufts University. Meeting Report 323.

316. Where Have All the Illiberal Democracies Gone? Privatization as a Catalyst to Regime Change in Postcommunist Europe

John A. Gould is John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado College. He spoke at an EES noon discussion on May 4, 2005. The following is a summary of his presentation. Meeting Report 316

308. Framing the Gap between International and Local Perspectives on Addressing Organized Crime and Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Christopher A. Corpora is a Doctoral Fellow at the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, American University and Senior Analyst, US Department of Defense. He spoke at an EES noon discussion on December 15, 2004. The following is a summary of his presentation. Meeting Report 308.

306. The End of Postcommunism

The End of Postcommunism

Andras Bozoki is Professor of Political Science at Central European University, Budapest. He spoke at an EES noon discussion on September 24, 2004, while he was a visiting professor at Columbia University. The following is a summary of his presentation. Meeting Report 306.

303. Lessons Learned: from Nationalism to State Building after Communism

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is Chair of the Romanian Academic Society in Bucharest. She spoke at an EES noon discussion on September 8, 2004. The following is a summary of her presentation. Meeting Report 303

298. Romania: The Difficult Apprenticeship of Liberty (1989-2004)

Aurelian Craiutu is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University-Bloomington. He spoke at an EES noon discussion on June 9, 2004. The following is a summary of his presentation. Meeting Report 298.

296. The Return of Nationalists in Serbia and Croatia: Is Democracy Threatened?

Mieczyslaw Boduszynski has recently completed his PhD dissertation in political science at the University of California, Berkeley and is now a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. He spoke at an EES noon discussion on May 12, 2004. The following is a summary of his presentation. Meeting Report 296.

291. Building Local Democracy under Conditions of Uncertainty in Kosovo

Mark Baskin is Senior Associate at the SUNY Center for International Development and a WWICS Public Policy Scholar. He spoke at an EES noon discussion on January 21, 2004. The following is a summary of his presentation. Meeting Report 291.

267. Serbia's Presidency: Between Nationalism, Reform and Apathy

On December 8, 2002, Serbs failed to elect a president for their republic for the third time since September. After rancorous campaigning, an October television debate, and a disturbingly strong showing by radical nationalist Vojislav Seselj in the election's first round in September, Serbs could not be bothered to come out in sufficient numbers to validate the December election between current Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica, nationalist firebrand Vojislav Seselj, and Borislav Pelevic.

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