Political Institutions (e.g. Constitutions, Legal Systems, Electoral Systems)

Mission and Purpose The Malawi Human Rights Youth Network (MHRYN) is a secretariat for 68 youth organizations throughout Malawi. MHRYN mobilizes funding, coordinates, and builds the capacity of these member organizations. MHRYN’s vision is to achieve “an environment where youth and children are empowered and participate in issues that affect...
The Citizens' Jury on Internet voting was convened November 23 to 25, 2012 in Edmonton, Canada. This event engaged 17 Edmonton citizens to deliberate on whether to introduce Internet voting as an alternative voting method in future municipal elections. The citizens' jury process was modeled by the Centre for Public...
Auteur : Camille Nadeau. Après près d’un demi-siècle de guerre civile, c’est finalement en 1996 que des accords de paix sont signés au Guatemala, entre le gouvernement de l’époque et les guérillas. Appuyées par la communauté internationale, les négociations entre les deux belligérants se sont conclues avec la signature des...
Auteur : Eléna Liegeois-De Paz. Le village Marinaleda situé dans la province de Séville en Andalousie est composé de deux mille huit cents habitants, Sa particularité est qu'il est autogéré par ses habitants : toutes les décisions sont prises lors d'assemblées générales où tous les citoyens de la ville sont...
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Malawi's 1996 programme of decentralization faced many challenges, including a lack of state legitimacy and serious financial constraints. As a result, in 2005 the government shifted towards a reliance on structures that incorporate traditional leadership which could potentially provide the participatory outcomes that decentralization had intended to produce.

Organization: GovTrack

The organization publishes the status of federal legislation, information about US representative and senators in Congress including voting records, and original research on bills and votes.
In July of 2016 the African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) Ghana launched a campaign and series of regional forums to promote government accountability, democratize energy sector governance, and collate data to publish a Citizens Energy Manifesto that would inform political party platforms in advance of the December 2016 national elections.
Portugal is one of the first European countries to introduce Participatory Budgeting (PB). The Lisboa City Council (here in after, CML) – adopted the “Charter of Principles” on July 9th, 2008. From 2008 to 2016 – 5,570 proposals were submitted, 1829 of them were selected and finally 31, 205,688.00 Euro...
This case documents the use of the Facebook group “Mouvement du 20 Février - Maroc - حركة 20 فبراير” and the citizen-led online open access Mamfakinch by Moroccan activists to express grievances, discuss, share uncensored information and to organize a broad based movement within Morocco coordinated around February 20th 2011.
The Fórum dos Cidadãos, here in after the Fórum, is a non-profit organization based in Lisbon. It is a civil society project, non-partisan and without political or ideological orientation that aims to establish itself as a new institution in Portuguese civil society. Fórum dos Cidadãos held its first forum called...
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