Latin America & Caribbean Publications, March 2011

7 04 2011

A list of recent reports on Latin America and the Caribbean that were highlighted in the March issue of the Democracy Resource Center Bulletin.

100 celebrations later, where is Latin America on the road to gender equality in politics?
http://www.idea.int/gender/100_celebrations_later.cfm
As International Women’s Day hits the century mark this year, there was good news for the inclusion of Latin American women in positions of political decision-making. Source: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).

Coding and decoding: The state of Venezuelan civil society
http://www.civicus.org/images/stories/csi/csi_phase2/venezuelaacr%20af%20final.pdf
Venezuelans have historically been inclined to perceive the state as responsible for the solution to all their needs, and therefore to give in to clientelism. The result, which came out of the CIVICUS Civil Society Index (CSI) report, illustrates why most CSOs in the country are affected by a model in which autonomous intermediate organisations are not considered by authorities as legitimate interlocutors. Source: CIVICUS

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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