Multiregional Publications, June 2011

12 07 2011

A list of recent multiregional reports that were highlighted in the June issue of the Democracy Resource Center Bulletin.

Assessing the Quality of Democracy: A Practical Guide (French)
http://www.idea.int/publications/aqd/fr.cfm
Évaluer la qualité de la démocratie: guide practique” – IDEA’s State of Democracy (SoD) assessment Framework guide in French is now available online. Source: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

Freedom of Connection, Freedom of Expression: Changing Legal and Regulatory Ecology Shaping the Internet
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0019/001915/191594e.pdf
This report provides a new perspective on the social and political dynamics behind threats to expression. It develops a conceptual framework on the ‘ecology of freedom of expression’ for discussing the broad context of policy and practice that should be taken into consideration in discussions of this issue. Source: UNESCO

Making the Most of Public-Private Dialogue: An Advocacy Approach
http://www.cipe.org/publications/papers/pdf/ppd_052411.pdf
The new toolkit from CIPE explains the role of advocacy strategy in dialogue, the principles of high-quality dialogue, the elements of effective communication, and the steps to prepare for dialogue. Source: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit
http://www.violenceisnotourculture.org/files/Strategising%20Online%20Activism.pdf
While this toolkit has been designed primarily for the local partners and activists of the VNC campaign, this can also be a resource for human rights activists who are keen to develop their online activism and want to know where and how to start. Source: Violence Is Not Our Culture

World Refugee Global Report
http://www.unhcr.org/gr10/index.html#/home
This report reveals a deep imbalance in international support for the world’s forcibly displaced, with a full four-fifths of the world’s refugees being hosted by developing countries – and at a time of rising anti-refugee sentiment in many industrialised ones. Source: UNHCR

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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