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National Prosperity, local choice and civic engagement

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National Prosperity, local choice and civic engagement: A new partnership between central and local government for the 21st century. Sir Michael Lyons has published a paper setting out his latest thoughts o­n the role and function of local government . The title of the paper is National Prosperity, local choice and civic engagement: A new partnership between central and local government for the 21st century. The report is downloadable at www.lyonsinquiry.org.uk

 

By Social Market Foundation, UK.

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A Citizen's Duty. Voter inequality and the case for compulsory turnout

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A Citizen's Duty. Voter inequality and the case for compulsory turnout. Emily Keaney and Ben Rogers. 01 May 2006. This report focuses on a very significant but relatively neglected challenge to our democracy: inequality in voter turnout. Many people are aware that turnout has declined dramatically in recent elections ? indeed turnout in the last two elections was lower than in any peace time elections in modern times.

 

By Institute for Public Policy Research, UK.

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Courting Justice: Rule of Law Reform in Africa

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Courting Justice: Rule of Law Reform in Africa. 26th April 2006. The FPC and Clifford Chance this week hosted the following guest speakers: HE Dr AGUINALDO JAIME, Deputy Prime Minister of Angola & HE Rt Hon DONALD MCKINNON, Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The rule of law and access to justice are vital to Africa's economic and social development. However, the challenge of reform is enormous due to the complex reality of each sovereign state.

 

By Foreign Policy Centre, UK.

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Understanding Iran: A Briefing by the Foreign Policy Centre

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Understanding Iran: A Briefing by the Foreign Policy Centre. 19th April 2006. The Foreign Policy Centre this week launched Understanding Iran: People, Politics and Power, a report authored by Hugh Barnes and Alex Bigham of the Foreign Policy Centre. The report seeks to map out the diverse and diffuse power structures in Iran, analyse some of the personalities involved, and look at the potential for civil society.

 

By Foreign Policy Centre, UK.

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