Asia publications, March 2011

6 04 2011

A list of recent reports on Asia that were highlighted in the March issue of the Democracy Resource Center Bulletin.

Election Season Returns to Taiwan: Prospects for Taiwan’s National Elections in 2012
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2011/0307_taiwan_election_fell.aspx
Taiwan is once again gearing itself up for election season, with both legislative and presidential contests to be held in early 2012. Source: Brookings

Thailand: A Democratic Failure and Its Lessons for the Middle East
http://www.cfr.org/thailand/thailand-democratic-failure-its-lessons-middle-east/p24485
As the experience of many developing nations in East Asia shows, these initial, exuberant glimpses of democratic reform can prove a mirage, and toppling a dictator hardly guarantees a smooth path to consolidated democracy. Source: Council on Foreign Relations

Women’s rights to be incorporated in Nepal’s new constitution
http://www.idea.int/asia_pacific/nepal/womens_rights_incorporat.cfm
The Women’s Agenda document summarizes the women’s movement in Nepal and describes the limited rights enjoyed by women at various points in history. The document then identifies the rights of citizens contained in the preliminary reports of the constitutional and thematic committees of the CA before proposing revisions to ensure that the new constitution takes into account women’s rights. Source: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)

Inclusion of a publication does not imply ownership or endorsement by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); rather, these are publications that the Democracy Resource Center believes would be of interest to NED staff and others interested in democracy promotion.

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