Violence Against Women in Politics

January 2017

The use of force and intimidation against women trying to take part in politics is a growing problem in many places. Such violence assumes a number of different forms, but all aim to keep women as women out of public life.

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The Fading of the Anti-Coup Norm

January 2017

Following the end of the Cold War, an international norm against coups began gaining strength, but it seems to have lost momentum in recent years. What has happened?

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The Struggle Over Term Limits in Africa: How International Pressure Can Help

July 2016
The interplay between elections, popular protests, and international pressures has a profound effect on the behavior of African autocrats and their ability to stay in power even after their time is up.
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The Struggle Over Term Limits in Africa: The Power of Protest

July 2016

As more and more African presidents attempt to remove or circumvent constitutional term limits, African populations increasingly are mobilizing en masse, at great risk, to defend their constitutions.

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The Struggle Over Term Limits in Africa: A New Look at the Evidence

July 2016
There is strong empirical evidence to support the correlation between effective term limits and the quality of democracy.
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