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  • Three years after the attacks, Norway has been changed in exactly the way its leaders feared; It is a less democratic and less open society.
     
    On July 22, 2011  Norway saw the worst terrorist attack in its history. Anders Behring Breivik placed a handmade 950 kilogram bomb just outside...

  • Following an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) on 10 March 2014 for the 13 and 27 April presidential and 27 April early parliamentary elections. The EOM was headed...

  • This paper analyzes the effect of a woman’s electoral victory on women’s subsequent political participation. Using the regression discontinuity afforded by close elections between women and men in India’s state elections, we find that a woman winning officeleads to a large and...

  • The time has arrived in Michigan to empower our citizens to register to vote securely online at the time of their choosing. There is no need for citizens to find a local clerk’s office or a Secretary of State branch office to register to vote. Today, 12 states offer 24/7, secure online voter...

  • One of the most basic contentions of political science is that the institutional ‘rules of the game’ have very important consequences for the operations of political systems. Of these, none is more important than the role of electoral systems in shaping both political behaviour and...

  • Citizens of Uruguay have once more resorted to initiatives and referendums during the past two years. But for the first time the political right has turned to direct democracy in this South American country with a long and rich tradition of citizen lawmaking, reports Jorge Rebella from...

  • The representation of citizens in their legislature lies at the core of liberal democracy. It is widely recognized that all citizens are of equal worth and therefore have the same right to be present in legislatures and institutions of decision-making. There have been significant advances towards...