The Future of Global Development for Women

By Ava Sassani, NID Intern

With more than 10,000 microfinance institutions standing as fixtures of the world’s developing economies today (Microfinance Market Outlook, 2014), microfinance, the technique of combating poverty through the opening of traditionally inaccessible financial channels, remains alive…

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How social and political movements happen?

movements are strongly related to the legitimacy of rulers; always in these occasions the legitimacy of the existing situation is under question. In the modern time, people are the source of legitimacy and their frustration means the legitimacy of the system is severely damaged

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Solidarity Democratic Movement

Basic democratic freedoms like freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and an independent judiciary have suffered in Russia in recent years and many people, particularly the youth, have started to mobilize one another to demand a stronger democratic system free of corruption and intimidation. Oleg has been one of the leaders in this growing pro-democracy movement, training young people in nonviolent methods of resistance.

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Mexico’s 30-day lesson in democracy

Mexico’s 30-day lesson in democracy

On June 10, at 11:30 in the morning, Mexico City’s Zócalo Plaza began to fill with people wearing creative outfits and carrying posters and signs. Yo Soy 132 academics, Yo Soy 132 artists, the “free journalists 132” and everyday citizens —retirees, children, mothers and entire families — arrived from every corner of the huge plaza.

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AFGHAN ADVOCATES FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

AFGHAN ADVOCATES FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

the US and NATO should have a strong commitment in supporting democracy and protecting women and civil rights in Afghanistan. Similar to the US, the NATO member countries should enter into a written specified agreement with Afghanistan to secure their support beyond 2014.

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(Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory)

how to get out of debt quickly

Editor: Ramin Jahanbegloo

Contributors:

Payam Akhavan, Sohrab Behdad, Mehrzad BoroujerdiYousefi EshkevariAkbar GanjiNader HashemiFarhad KhosrokhavarAmin Reza KoohestaniMojtaba Mahdavi, Omid Memarian, Haideh

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The Problematic of Modern Violence

The critique of violence is linked to a critique of totality, i.e. ‘pure’ modernity. In his theory of deliberative democracy, Dewey asserted that complete democracy entails not merely voting rights but also the creation of a fully formed public dialogical space grounded in effective communication and participation among citizens, experts, and politicians through multiple institutional formations.

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Engendering Democracy: Women and the Mass Social Protests in the Middle East and North Africa

Engendering Democracy: Women and the Mass Social Protests in the Middle East and North Africa

The era of globalization favors the expansion of democracy, but global-level and national discourses of democracy often are inattentive to the gendered nature of democratization processes (and it cannot be assumed that neoliberal capitalism is compatible with substantive democracy). A gender analysis is needed for a deeper understanding of democracy and of democratic transitions.

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International Women’s Day: Time to Make the Promise of Equality a Reality

We undermine the quality of our democracy, the strength of our economies, the health of our societies and the sustainability of peace.
This year’s focus of International Women’s Day on women’s equal access to education, training, science and technology underscores the need to tap
this potential.

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What Egypt can learn from Ukraine

If the leaders of the new regime are serious about promoting competitive democracy in Egypt, they could do well by fulfilling this promise and writing a new constitution that devolves a substantial share of power to separately elected provincial governments. Supporters of democracy in Egypt should watch carefully what they do on this dimension.

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