Political Parties & Representation

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Reflections on the Morning After the British General Election of 2015. Will the general election in the UK mark the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom? Read Alex Brianson's reflections on the morning after.

In order to sensitize young people between 16 and 18 for the uniqueness of Lebanon's political system, a project similar to the Model United Nations (MUN) organized a two-day simulation of the Lebanese parliament.

Vladimir Putin with PM Viktor Orbán on a visit to Hungary in February 2015
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Putin’s visit to Budapest in February 2015 was his first bilateral meeting in an EU and NATO member country since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. By inviting him Budapest has broken Europe’s tacit agreement on a united Russia policy, and is arguing for a normalisation of relations with Russia.

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Dossiers

India finds itself in a difficult transformation process. This dossier strives to make the country in its diversity more tangible. And to correspond with the upcoming parliamentary elections, it also makes room for a variety of socio-political and economic policy analyses and debate, and aims to define India’s foreign policy role.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is compiling a dossier containing articles and interviews on the situation in Hungary since the right-wing government came to power in April 2010. Our intention is to raise awareness about the changes in the domain of public life in Hungary.

The 2013 elections in Cambodia are hardly expected to be free and fair. In this dossier, we examine what this means for the future of the country. Through analyses, interviews, films and studies, we pursue a critical discussion about Cambodia’s development, and give a say to Cambodian and German representatives of civil society and politics.

Publications

The first issue of Perspectives Southeastern Europe is about young adults in the Balkans. It is about young people with a specific kind of transition to adulthood who want to overcome the tradition of patriarchy and discrimination and who are striving for a more democratic culture.

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As Turkey enters into a period of elections, Perspectives analyzes the strategies of main political actors and emphasizes the role of urban politics for the municipal elections in March 2014. The Democracy section is supported by two extensive articles on the foreign policy of Turkey and cultural politics of the Gezi Protests.

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Publication Series on Democracy 31: The present study by Andrea Fleschenberg shows that in national and international debates about the transition process in Afghanistan women’s voices are seldom present, or taken into consideration.

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A Kachin soldier in Myanmar
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Myanmar's democratic reforms hold a great promise: the resolution of the world’s longest ongoing civil war. But the peace is hampered by an economic logic of limited utility.

Arifa Paikar

The tribal mindset still rules the society but the youths have proved their abilities at both national and international levels decreasing the level influence of patriarchy. 

Muhammad Yar Muhammad

Keeping in view a particular structure—is actually not erasing the previous generation of politicians. But the objective is to pay more attention to young people, and the experiences of successful politicians must be used in that regard.

Nooria Amiri

Young people are an energetic portion of a society. They can get involved in political activism. They can also contribute to the fight against corruption, insecurity, and factors such as nepotism to establish a better government.

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On February 7 2015, a referendum "on protecting the family" to define marriage as a "unique union between one man and one woman" will be held in Slovakia. The article outlines how Slovak parties deal with the referendum.

Political Parties

How successful are government policies within Germany and Europe? What political changes are emerging in the age of the internet? Will political parties be able to adapt to new challenges? And how can we achieve a democratic Europe?

A shrinking membership base along with a loss of confidence have hit the major political parties harder than their smaller competitors. Today, political parties have to undergo programmatic and structural reforms and offer new forms of participation in order to attract extra-parliamentary political actors. Otherwise they will no longer be able to mediate between society and its institutions. Furthermore, politics is increasingly defined by the European Union. Our projects aim to probe institutions, governments, and political parties regarding their potentials for conflict as well as their perspectives for democratic development.