The evidence clearly points to the growing incorporation into international law of the right to democratic governance.
The sudden and surprising downfall of President Alberto Fujimori has opened the way for a return to democracy in Peru, but the country's new leaders will face major challenges in the coming years.
Despite recent progress in the government's negotiations with rebel groups, Colombia's problems remain acute: continued violence, growing human rights abuses, severe income inequality, and a depressed economy.
Promising advances in the status of freedom in the world during the past year have been matched by significant disappointments.
Recent studies of democracy in Latin America overlook the role of civil society as an agent of accountability.
An Egyptian civil-society leader responds to the closing down of his organization and the allegations against him by state prosecutors.
The (Un)Rule of Law and the Underprivileged in Latin America offers a harsh appraisal of the region's legal and justice systems.
Pakistan's descent into authoritarian rule starkly depicts the "triple crisis of governance" that threatens many third-wave democracies. If these problems of governance are not addressed, a new "reverse wave" of democratization could be imminent.
The experience of "bandit capitalism" or "tyrant capitalism" in postcommunist societies shows that markets cannot work properly without a community of trust and mutual respect. Such a community can be achieved only where there is a rule of law, applied by able and independent judges.
One of the greatest obstacles to democratic consolidation in Turkey has been the country's treatment of its Kurdish citizens. The root of the problem lies in the very nature of the Turkish state, which confuses unity with uniformity.