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Comparing Political Institutions: Web Links and Videos
A Research Guide to accompany Rotimi Suberu's Comparing Political Institutions Course
The Comparative Politics Research Group at the University of Innsbruck (CPRG Innsbruck) brings together faculty and students who are passionate about conducting comparative research on contemporary political events, analyzing in-country political phenomena, and looking for answers to important political science questions about the formation and development of democratic (and non-democratic) regimes.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.
APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world.
The Forum of Federations is a learning network concerned with promoting intergovernmental learning on governance challenges in multi-level democracies.
Francis Fukuyama - Modern Political Institutions
Francis Fukuyama describes the three institutions that make up modern politics order as "the state is all about concentrating power, rule of law is about limiting power, and accountability is about making power responsive to citizens' interests."
Global Ethics Forum: Political Order and Political Decay
What are the requirements for a liberal democracy? It's not just voting, says Stanford's Francis Fukuyama. It needs a distinction between public and private interest; rule of law; and accountability.