Category: accountability

Resilient authoritarians: Are dictatorships better than democracies…..

     

…….at fighting climate change? Asian environmentalists as well as self-serving autocrats make the argument that a crisis as severe (if man-made) as rising temperatures can be mitigated only by the… Read more »

Captive Society: What do Iran’s leaders really fear?

     

What do Iran’s leaders really fear? New York Times columnist Bret Stephens asks. Above all, a revival of the Green Movement that nearly toppled the regime following the stolen presidential… Read more »

How to win the data war against brittle autocrats

     

It can be tough to craft regulations and national security policies for data and technology that do not fall afoul of democratic and capitalist values, according to Eric Rosenbach, co-Director… Read more »

No democracy without accountability

     

Accountability is the cornerstone of a well-functioning democracy. In a well-functioning democracy, accountability refers to all the different ways that citizens, political parties, parliaments and other democratic actors can provide… Read more »

‘Connecting the Dots’: empowering stakeholders for inclusive governance

     

Societies with open markets and the rule of law foster freedom and security, allowing businesses to innovate and invest, notes Kim Bettcher, head of the Center for International Private Enterprise’s… Read more »

How corruption undermines democratic institutions

     

Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability, Mirella Dummar-Frahi, Civil Society Team Leader at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warned the… Read more »