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    Nepal shows the way

    Praful Bidwai
    27 November 2006
    Article
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    Development & Security

    25 January 2007
    Article
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    Persian Puzzles

    Praful Bidwai
    23 May 2007
    Article
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    Rooted in prejudice

    Praful Bidwai
    10 April 2008
    Article
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    Rural Democratisation: (Re)Framing rural poor political action

    • Jennifer Franco
    01 February 2008
    Paper

    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.

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    The Roots of Violence

    Eqbal Ahmad
    01 December 1996
    Article
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    Filming Fidel

    Saul Landau
    01 August 2007
    Article
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    Barcelona Reader

    • Networked Politics
    23 January 2008
    Book
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    Burma: Neither War Nor Peace

    05 July 2009
    Report

    Whilst a twenty year ceasefire still holds, there is unlikely to be peace and democracy in Burma without a political settlement that addresses ethnic minority needs and goals.

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    Video debate: Struggle over Venezuela referendum

    Edgardo Lander, Gregory Wilpert
    07 December 2007
    Article
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    Mexico and its two governments, two different projects for the country

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Andrés Peñaloza Méndez
    19 December 2006
    Article
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    Land, Rural Social Movements and Democratisation in Indonesia

    Dianto Bachriadi
    30 June 2009
    Article

    Although support from urban-based students and activists was important, the rural protest in Indonesia during President Suharto's regime was built on continued protest and organisation around land issues.

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    Rural social movements and their historical contribution for building democracy in Brazil

    Sérgio Sauer
    01 December 2008
    Article

    Brazil has not experienced any sort of major agrarian reform since then, but dozens of rural movements have been organised and hundreds of thousands of landless peasants have acquired the right of access to land (especially through settlement projects) as a result of these social movements’ struggles. After so many years of fighting and popular mobilisation, what are these movements’ contributions to building rural democracy? This study seeks to understand this process by evaluating social movements’ alliances (both rural and urban alliances) and evaluating their relationships with political parties, especially with the Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores – PT) and with the Brazilian Federal Government.

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    Pro-Poor Policy Reforms and Governance in State/Public Lands:

    Jennifer Franco
    17 June 2009
    Article

    This paper attempts to specify the key criteria of a ‘pro-poor land policy’ and ‘truly democratic land governance’ concerning state/public lands, using the lessons from activist databases, including that of the international human rights organization Foodfirst Information and Action Network (FIAN).

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    Cuba after Castro

    Pablo Navarrete
    25 February 2008
    Article
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    Mexico's right-to-know reforms

    05 November 2007
    Article
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    Angola: empowerment of the few

    David Sogge
    30 May 2007
    Article
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    Obama's skin color and other myths

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    20 November 2008
    Article

    Most public opinion surveys indicate that the Obamamania that swept Western Europe has also seized Russia. However Russians are more afraid of change, and there is nothing in the air to indicate that they see a necessity for sweeping reforms.

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