Democratisation

Democratisation

Rural Democratisation: (Re)Framing rural poor political action

February 2008

With two-thirds of the world’s poor rural poor, rural democratisation is clearly relevant and urgent, but at the same time an especially difficult--and underestimated--challenge. If democracy is to be organically rooted in any society, the struggle to “get there” must systematically be opened up to integrate rural poor citizens system-wide, taking stock of their aspirations and, more importantly, their existing efforts to gain control of decision-making affecting their lives.

Barcelona Reader

TNI
Networked Politics
January 2008

Constituting change in a divided Bolivia

January 2008
Bolivia's proposed new constitution is an innovative and progressive document constructed out of the struggles by social movements in recent years, however securing national consensus will be an uphill struggle. An in-depth analysis of Bolivia's constitutional process.

What's on the agenda for 2008?

January 2008
The end of Putin's presidency has coincided with the slowing down of economic growth which could be damaging for the elites that consolidated riches during his reign, but might be an opportunity for the left.

Throughout the New Year holidays the mass media let the Russian public alone. Russia’s home newsmakers, apart from Moscow’s glamorous people, were dead silent.

Final Interim Report of an Independent Citizens’ Team from Kolkata on the Current State of Affairs in Nandigram

TNI
January 2008

As a result of an initiative instituted by women’s groups, women’s organizations and individuals, an eleven member women’s team of concerned citizens from Kolkata comprising teachers, social activists, researchers and students visited Nandigram, on November 24, 2007.

Not by Haj subsidies alone

December 2007

The government must initiate purposive and comprehensive affirmative
action for Muslims if it is serious about implementing the Sachar
Committee report.

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