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  • This is a report for the political party finance in the UK. It collects oral evidence from over 11 days of research in London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff, as well as it gathers valuable perspectives from various other sources; political parties, academics, journalists, representatives of organisations, individuals, regulation from other countries provide rich knowledge for the issue. In...

  • In the UK, funding of political parties has been a constant source of political debate and has provoked vivid public discourse. This report shows the direction for the next steps towards a successful reform on the issue, by providing an entire set of approaching the venture: it highlights the reasons, sets the aims, recommends the specific actions for a successful reform on funding party...

  • The focus of this document is on the issue of political finance in the South African political systems. In face of lacking public resources, vivid debate has been triggered regarding potential alternative methods of funding, like from private resources. It is mentioned that there are no regulatory provisions for private funding in South Africa or disclosure requirements and thus, it suggests...

  • This document aims to contribute to the debate about legislative and regulatory reforms in political finance. By providing the basic lessons from seminars, studies and discussions that took place from 2007-2009 and initiated by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFIS), the particular paper provides a unique chance to find gathered information regarding the hot debate for...

  • By conducting both comparative and case study research and by gathering information from a policy dialogue workshop, this study investigates the issue of financing political parties in South Africa. It highlights the controversial aspects of donation as a funding method and it mainly emphasises on the need to regulate private funding, in order to ameliorate party processes and benefit from the...

  • This paper highlights the basic challenges for tackling the issue of using illicit political finance as a means of political intervention on agencies, local or even central government. Nowadays, the topic is important more than ever, since the global crisis creates fruitful ground for wealthy actors as well as international criminal groups to involve. The particular document poses central...

  • The particular report underlines, within UK context, the immediate need for reforms on political party finance, as well as the vitality for consensus. Although the topic has been often debated by the major political parties in the UK discourse, no substantial progress has been achieved in smoothing its problematic aspects. By highlighting both the significance for non-partisan reform solutions...