Devesh Kapur and Milan Vaishnav published a paper for the Center for Global Development exploring the use of illegal funding from the construction sector for elections in India.
Min Jiang has published an article in the SAIS Review entitled, Authoritarian Informationalism: China’s Approach to Internet Sovereignty.
Gonzalez-Ocantos et al. have published a new article in the American Journal of Political Science called Vote Buying and Social Desirability Bias: Experimental Evidence from Nicaragua.
Aina Gallego of Stanford University and Saul Cunow of UCSD both looked at what impact various electoral variables have on voter turnout.
Violence and Politics in Venezuela by the International Crisis group analyzes the high levels of violence found within Venezuela and the relation this violence has to upcoming presidential elections in 2012 and the uncertainties created by the illness of President Hugo Chavez.
Subnational Government in Afghanistan uses academic and nongovernmental studies, as well as civilian expert interviews to draw its conclusions regarding how to strengthen performance and representation at the subnational government level in Afghanistan.
Ethnicity and Democracy in Africa delves into how ethnic identity and colonialism have affected the development of Africa’s identity and its current role in democracy building in Africa.
The paper published by NDI takes an in-depth look at the current state of political parties in Afghanistan and provides recommendations on how they can be strengthened.
CSIS conducted a study in response to the Arab Spring focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa to see what fault lines exist that have not been looked at before and their potential impact on stability in the region.
Election Management Bodies in West Africa: A comparative study of the contribution of electoral commissions to the strengthening of democracy is a review by AfriMAP and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa.