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 Comparative Democratization ProjectComparative Democratization Project
  A Stanford University project studying emerging democracies. Features a large directory of Internet resources, a collection of syllabi from leading democracy scholars, and seminar papers.
 International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO)International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO)
  A plan to transform the ruthless competition of globalization into global cooperation.

 About DemocracyAbout Democracy
Details how "the essence of Democracy" the way Greeks from antiquity meant it and lived it is the exact opposite of our so-called "democracies" of today.
 Ballot Initiative Strategy CenterBallot Initiative Strategy Center
An organization dedicated to helping progressives participate in launching ballot initiatives and democratic action.
 Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborBureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
One of the four bureaus that comprise the Office of the Under Secretary for Global Affairs. Responsibilities include promoting democracy worldwide, formulating U.S. human rights policies, and coordinating policy in human rights-related labor issues.
 Celestial DemocracyCelestial Democracy
Scientologist site on democracy and political philosophy.
 Center for International PolicyCenter for International Policy
Founded in 1975 to promote a U.S. foreign policy that reflects democratic values.
 Centre for Democracy and DevelopmentCentre for Democracy and Development
A non-profit, non governmental, institution dedicated to policy-oriented scholarship on questions of democratic development and peace-building in West Africa. Press releases, strategy statement, current projects and publications, and partner organizations.
A non-profit, multi-national research institution on participatory democracy, with focus on the impact of information technologies. Site lists activities, research areas, papers, and events.
A non-partisan organization of volunteer international election observers based in Victoria, British Columbia. Site describes activities in Latin America, lists goals and objectives, and provides application form.
 Democracies OnlineDemocracies Online
Promoting the development and sustainability of online civic participation and democracy efforts around the world through experience, outreach, and education.
 Democracy Coalition ProjectDemocracy Coalition Project
An Open Society Institute initiative supporting civil society coalitions around the world that promote democratic reforms.
 Democracy WatchDemocracy Watch
An independent, non-profit, non-partisan Canadian citizen advocacy organization seeking to empower Canadians as voters, citizens, taxpayers, and consumers.
 Ethic of CitizenshipEthic of Citizenship
Introduces the book "Toward an Ethic of Citizenship Creating a Culture of Democracy for the 21st Century".
Provides information to the public about the impact of voting systems on political representation, proportional representation, voter turnout, and the influence of money in elections.
 Foundation for Democracy in AfricaFoundation for Democracy in Africa
A Washington based non-profit, nonpartisan organization focused on strengthening and enhancing the fundamental principles of democracy, and freedom in Africa.
 Free China MovementFree China Movement
Information and statements from the movement, with a discussion forum.
 IDEA - International Institute for Democracy and Electoral AssistanceIDEA - International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Objective is to promote and advance sustainable democracy and to improve and consolidate electoral processes world-wide.
 Indonesia: The People's Resistance in Indonesia [CSVI]Indonesia: The People's Resistance in Indonesia [CSVI]
The Indonesian Page of People Movement for Justice and Democracy.
 Institute for Multiparty Democracy IMDInstitute for Multiparty Democracy IMD
Supports the process of democratisation in young democracies. Based in The Hague, Guatemala and Maputo (Mozambique).
 International Resource Center for Democracy (IRCD)International Resource Center for Democracy (IRCD)
An independent endeavor to make scholarly ideas and information on democracy more accessible, housed at Indiana University. Links to political and activist resources as well as constitutions, elections, human rights, and regionally oriented sites.
 Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
The world organization of parliaments. Site about parliamentary democracy, elections, human rights, participation of women in politics, and about how it all works on the level of national legislative institutions and internationally.
 Islamic Iran Participation FrontIslamic Iran Participation Front
Promoting democracy in Iran.
A free, non-partisan, local/global, issue-specific, democratic forum system designed to enable humanity to define, proclaim and achieve common goals.
 Maximiliano Herrera Human Rights SiteMaximiliano Herrera Human Rights Site
Personal site dedicated to the promotion of the freedom and the democracy around the world. Includes international election calendar, freedom ratings, links to international media and organizations, and a list of countries facing political instability.
 A More Perfect UnionA More Perfect Union
Challenges to American Democracy are discussed, along with sociological views of government. ThinkQuest semifinalist.
 National Democratic Institute for International AffairsNational Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Non-profit organization associated with the Democratic Party of the United States. Site describes current programs and research projects on the development of democracy, as well as a searchable resource exchange for democratic activists and practitioners.
 National Endowment for DemocracyNational Endowment for Democracy
A private, nonprofit, grant-making organization created to strengthen democratic institutions around the world. Offers access to research and analysis of democratic development around the world.
 Network DemocracyNetwork Democracy
Projects involve the use of Internetworking technologies to facilitate public participation in the processes of state, local and federal governments.
 Network for Economic and Political DemocracyNetwork for Economic and Political Democracy
Aims to create the conditions for an alternative to New Labour and a new, truly democratic society.
 PSI - Defining Georgian DemocracyPSI - Defining Georgian Democracy
Partnership for Social Initiatives' fundamental goal is to help develop and advance democratic institutions and beliefs in Georgia.
 Ratifiers for DemocracyRatifiers for Democracy
A democratic model that harmonizes representative and direct democracy, to ensure that legislation is citizen-mandated, and to be a loophole-free way to clean up the control that money and special interests now have in politics.
Aims to increase the American public's participation in the legislative processes for more democratic representation. Reports current events in Congress and State legislatures and offers communication between Citizens, legislators and interest groups.
 Time to Reengineer Democracy?Time to Reengineer Democracy?
An invitation to a broad discussion to explore a reengineering of democracy for the better of all people on earth.
 UNDP Democratization and GovernanceUNDP Democratization and Governance
United Nations conference on new or restored democracies; documents, statements, links, and related General Assembly resolutions available.
 Websters World of Cultural DemocracyWebsters World of Cultural Democracy
A Web center for information and discussion about the world of cultural democracy.
 The Western Democratic TraditionThe Western Democratic Tradition
An explanation and description of the western democratic tradition by a professor of constitutional law.
 Wikipedia: DemocracyWikipedia: Democracy
Definition from an open content encyclopedia.
 World Citizen FoundationWorld Citizen Foundation
Nonprofit nonpartisan think-tank dedicated to the design of solutions to international problems based on the fundamental principles of equal human dignity, liberty, democracy and constitutionally protected basic rights of all. Activities, resources, volunteer information, staff, and petitions.
 World Movement for DemocracyWorld Movement for Democracy
Nongovernmental effort to strengthen democracy where it is weak, to reform and invigorate democracy even where it is longstanding, and to bolster pro-democracy groups in countries that have not yet entered into a process of democratic transition.



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