January 2006

Volume 17, Issue 1

Getting to Arab Democracy

Burundi's Transition

Measuring Public Integrity

Measurements that rely on perceptions of corruption can be misleading. What is needed is a method of gauging how well a country has set itself up to defend public integrity systematically and in all its dimensions.

Election Watch

Reports on elections in Afghanistan, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Chile, Egypt, Gabon, Haiti, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Poland, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Venezuela.

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the Damascus Declaration for Democratic National Change; the preamble of the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation; the Taipei Declaration on Democracy in Asia.

News and Notes

Penn Kemble and the Legacy of Sidney Hook; Human Rights Awards; Evaluating Democracy in Latin America; Lectures on Democracy; CDATS to Offer New Democracy Degree; Serbia’s Transition; Focus on Burma; Report on NED’s International Forum.