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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Resources Over Reform in Afghanistan: How Changes in the Political Economy are Reshaping Local Politics

Categories: Afghanistan,Business/Economics,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR386_Resources-over-Reform-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Laments the lack of progress in improving governance and reducing corruption since the election of the current government in 2014. Argues that economic and security changes have kept the elite in positions of power where they compete for resources. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

What Can Be Done to Revive Afghanistan’s Economy?

Categories: Afghanistan,Business/Economics,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR387-What-Can-Be-Done-to-Revive-Afghanistans-Economy.pdf

Proposes targeted, near-term measures to increase confidence and stimulate the economy of the war-torn country. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Basque Conflict and ETA: The Difficulties of an Ending

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Spain

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR384-The-Basque-Conflict-and-ETA-The-Difficulties-of-An-Ending.pdf

Analyzes the lengthy process toward the disarmament and dissolution of the violent Basque separatist organization ETA, and extracts lessons for those engaged in efforts to pry armed groups away from violence in other contexts. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Women’s Leadership Roles in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR380-Women-s-Leadership-Roles-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Describes where Afghan women have made some small progress in assuming roles of leadership and where they continue to have no active role. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Lessons and Opportunities from the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR378-Lessons-and-Opportunities-from-the-Tokyo-Mutual-Accountability-Framework.pdf

Examines the dynamics shaping the agreement, discusses its background, how this has limited reform progress, and how political, economic, and cultural factors constrain policy options. The TMAF provides for Afghan reform and donor support. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

From Warriors to Guardians: Recommitting American Police Culture to Democratic Ideals

Categories: Crime/Justice,Democracy/Peace

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/248654.pdf

One in a series of papers resulting from the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety.  Calls for returning police to the role  envisioned by Plato as guardians of democratic society.  From the National Institute of Justice and the Kennedy School at Harvard.

 

Uniting Our Strengths for Peace: Politics, Partnership and People: Report of the High-Level Independent Panel on United Nations Peace Operations

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,United Nations

http://www.un.org/sg/pdf/HIPPO_Report_1_June_2015.pdf

Assesses the effectiveness of the organization which is carrying out 40 missions across four continents.  Examines the gap between what is being asked of UN peace operations and what they are able to deliver.  Calls for four shifts in design and delivery of future UN peace operations.  From the United Nations

 

Trends in Political Participation

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0498#fullreport

Discusses trends in political participation in the United Kingdom, how new forms such as online activism are replacing older forms such as party membership, and how UK institutions are responding.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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