Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin AmericaJul 07, 2011
Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective studies the relation of decentralization to democratization at both intermediate and local levels and analyzes how decentralization is transforming the relationship between the state and civil society. This book presents case studies from six countries in three continents in which decentralization of some parts of government has been attempted: Mexico, Chile, South Africa, Kenya, the Philippines, and Indonesia.More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website.
French; Une analyse des développements récents au processus électorale, par Eugène Nindorera, ancien ministre des droits de la personne humaine du Burundi, et consultant au BLTP.
On October 18, 2007, the Africa Program hosted a briefing on the current situation in Somalia with Ambassador John M. Yates, U.S. Special Envoy to Somalia.
English; December 2004
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ambassador Johnnie Carson discussed the Obama Administration’s strong commitment to South Africa and spoke of the administration’s desire to build upon existing areas of cooperation. Carson described South Africa as the economic locomotive crucial to Africa’s long-term growth and stability. He praised the country’s commitment to democracy and rule of law, noting that South Africa’s record of success serves as a powerful example to other African governments. Carson emphasized the importance of economic partnership as being at the heart of US-South African relations.
Presentations made at a conference held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on May 9, 2007.
Unedited transcript of "Remembering Rwanda: The Responsibility to Protect" conference, held in 2004.