By Barbara Borst — Prominent Zimbabwean attorney and human rights activist Beatrice Mtetwa speaks about the problems with her country’s new constitution and new government. “For us, it’s a very bad start” […]
Preventing Political Violence in Kenya
By Barbara Borst — Violence exploded across Kenya after the disputed presidential elections of December 2007, shocking Kenyans and the world. More than 1,100 people were killed, more than 600,000 […]
Egypt: Reflections on Revolution
Professor Khaled Fahmy says that Egypt’s transition from autocracy since January 2011 has been difficult because the society is dealing with two large questions simultaneously – one concerns modernization and political change, the other religion and culture.
US: Is this the best way to finance elections?
By Barbara Borst — Money has swaggered through U.S. elections for decades – buying television ads, robo-calls and bumper stickers. But this year, it has been up to new tricks. The 2010 […]
Corruption vs. Free Speech: What does money do in US elections?
By Barbara Borst — Measuring the exact impact of money on voters has proved hard to do. More often the focus is on how money alters the behavior of politicians or affects […]