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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Inclusive Approaches to Community Policing and CVE

Categories: Crime/Justice,Democracy/Peace,Women

Provides guidance for the development of community policing programs and the role of women in such programs.  From the  United States Institute of Peace


U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Frequently Asked Questions and Background

Provides information about the early August 2014 U.S. – Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington and covers Africa’s development and economic challenges, U.S. aid to Africa, democracy and human rights issues, and peace/security issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Democracy Assistance: Lessons Learned from Egypt Should Inform Future U.S. Plans

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Egypt,Foreign Assistance

Examines the extent to which the U.S. government identified potential risks of providing assistance to Egypt following the Arab Spring revolution, what support the U.S. provided to employees of nongovernment organizations who were prosecuted by Egypt, and the extent to which U.S. assistance has been affected by the prosecutions. From the Government Accountability Office


The Afghan National Police in 2015 and Beyond

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

Describes the struggle to transition the Afghan police force from a wartime footing to a community policing model.    Calls for more foreign assistance for this task.  From the United States Institute of Peace


The European Union: A Democratic Institution?

Categories: Democracy/Peace,European Union,Great Britain,Headlines

Acknowledges the “democratic deficit” of the European Union institutions and considers the causes.  Also reviews possible remedies for the deficit, including those proposed by the British government.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/25


New Technologies in Constitution Making

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Describes how new technologies can help broaden access to the process of drafting a constitution in developing countries. From the United States Institute of Peace


Dispute Resolution and Justice Provision in Yemen’s Transition

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Middle East Conflict

Explores the challenges and obstacles to alternative methods of dispute resolution in Yemen since the Arab Spring protests and the weakening of tribal authority.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Process Lessons Learned in Yemen’s National Dialogue

Categories: Asia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

Describes how transition processes in Yemen affect the country’s rule of law, justice, and security and how they could be useful for other countries undergoing the transition from conflict to peace.   From the United States Institute of Peace


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