Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Research

    Kenya’s Watershed Election: Implications for EU Policy

    Kenya’s electoral process and democratic progress offer lessons for other countries in the Horn of Africa. However, further reforms are needed to strengthen the judiciary, enhance women’s political representation, and support civic spaces.

  • Research

    Five Lessons on International Rule of Law Support

    • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
    • September 06, 2022

    The promotion of the rule of law across borders should be implemented based on clear and objective standards, and distinguished from state-building exercises.

  • Research

    Rising Hostility to Democracy Support: Can It Be Countered?

    Democracy support organizations are struggling to maintain operations in states with hostile environments. They need to reassess their approach in such countries and seek to address the political drivers of repression.

  • Research

    The Southern Mirror: Reflections on Europe From the Global South

    In this era of geopolitical competition, Europe believes it offers an approach based upon multilateralism and international solidarity. To convince others of this viable alternative, Europe must better understand perceptions in the Global South and improve its own international standing.

  • Commentary

    Exploring Worldwide Democratic Innovations

    • Richard Youngs, Ken Godfrey
    • June 17, 2022
    • European Partnership for Democracy

    Innovative forms of deliberative and participatory democracy from outside the West can inspire reform in European states.

  • Research

    Rewiring Globalization

    Dissatisfaction with globalization has turned into a powerful force, with unchecked globalism increasingly seen as a threat to the integrity of democratic rule. Policymakers must reframe globalization to mitigate its negative consequences while keeping its core growth-enhancing dynamics intact.

  • Event

    Good COP, Bad COP: Key Takeaways From Glasgow

    At the COP26 summit in Glasgow, world leaders agreed to intensify efforts to fight climate change, signed pledges to protect forests and reduce methane emissions, and negotiated new approaches to climate adaptation and justice. This event will reflect on changes European leaders should initiate to ensure a fair and effective climate transition.

  • Research

    How Deep Is the North-South Divide on Climate Negotiations?

    COP26 provides a forum for deliberating about climate adaptation, but such global meetings must also account for the needs of developing nations. A narrow climate agenda will only perpetuate divisions between postindustrial and developing countries.

  • Research

    Civil Society and the Global Pandemic: Building Back Different?

    • Carnegie Civic Research Network
    • September 30, 2021

    Civil society groups are simultaneously responding to the pandemic’s direct impacts and looking to a post-pandemic future. Many economic, political, and geostrategic challenges are shaping their thinking and their strategies.

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