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    Comparative 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.

    Democracies Online - Promoting the development and sustainability of online civic participation and democracy efforts around the world through experience, outreach, and education.

    Indonesia: The People's Resistance in Indonesia [CSVI] - The Indonesian Page of People Movement for Justice and Democracy.

    Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD) - "Main Objectives are to promote democratic and free-market values, to publicize the major achievements of Western democratic thought, and to encourage a non-partisan theoretical analysis of the problems of the post-communist transition process in Georgia and the Caucasus region."

    Free China Movement - Information and statements from the movement, with a discussion forum.

    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.

    4Democracy - A guide to democracy from, including links to various civic organizations, political parties, and historical documents.

    Democracy Watch - An independent, non-profit, non-partisan Canadian citizen advocacy organization seeking to empower Canadians as voters, citizens, taxpayers, and consumers.

    Institute of Peace and Democracy - Studies the problems of conflict resolution, ways of preserving peace in the Transcaucasus region, and security and development issues.

    IDEA - International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance - Objective is to promote and advance sustainable democracy and to improve and consolidate electoral processes world-wide.

    The Center for Democracy - A nonprofit, nonpartisan, privately funded, program-creating organization dedicated to the promotion of democratic institutions and free-market societies worldwide.

    Center for International Policy - Founded in 1975 to promote a U.S. foreign policy that reflects democratic values.

    Celestial Democracy - Scientologist site on democracy and political philosophy.

    Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy - CSID is a membership-based non-profit and non-private (501-c-3) think tank dedicated to studying the relationship between Islam and democracy.

    A More Perfect Union - Challenges to American Democracy are discussed within this website, along with sociological views of government. ThinkQuest semifinalist. By Eric Barr and Taylor Rankin.

    The Western Democratic Tradition - An explanation and description of the western democratic tradition by a professor of constitutional law.

    Center for Media and Democracy - A non-profit organization dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry. Serves citizens, journalists and researchers seeking to recognize and combat manipulative and misleading PR practices.

    Islamic Iran Participation Front - Promoting democracy in Iran.

    Zimbabwe Democracy Trust - Aimed at promoting democracy in Zimbabwe, based in London. Current news, articles, and letters about the abuses of the Mugabe regime.

    CITIDEP - 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.

    On Platos Criticism of Democracy - Essay accepting Plato's observations of the weaknesses of democracy, but recognizing that the weaknesses can be minimized.

    Centre 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. Site includes press releases, strategy statement, current projects and publications, and partner organizations.

    Centre for Democratization Studies - Activities, publications, and projects for this research group at the University of Leeds.

    UNDP Democratization and Governance - United Nations conference on new or restored democracies; documents, statements, links, and related General Assembly resolutions available.

    Fair Election Monitoring Allience (FEMA) - A non-partisan coalition which conducts election monitoring, civic-voter education, election law reform and other activities in Bangladesh.

    Democrazy - Comic recounting of democracy from its origin in ancient Athens.

    Democratic Pakistan - Seeks to raise awareness about the political situation in Pakistan, and advance democracy and civil rights. Articles in English and Urdu.

    National 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.

    Ratifiers 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.

    Foundation 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.

    Democracy Experience - Offers access to information and news about democracy. They make it easy for the layperson by supplying contacts for political action.

    National 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 Democracy - Projects involve the use of Internetworking technologies to facilitate public participation in the processes of state, local and federal governments.

    Democracy 2000 - A non-profit organization that helps develop and implement ways to involve citizens in local and national civic life. They also help organize political debates.

    Electoral Systems - Includes information about electoral systems of the world, as well as a focus on proportional representation.

    Bureau 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.

    Center for Voting and Democracy - 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.

    Democracy Lab - Provides services, information and consultation for the purpose of enhancing participatory democracy.

    Center for the Evolution of Democracy - A non-profit organization dedicated to the task of making new ideas and information available for the purpose of democratizing undemocratic systems, and for improving democratic processes that are still only partially realized.

    Maximiliano 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.

    Ethic of Citizenship - Introduces the book "Toward an Ethic of Citizenship Creating a Culture of Democracy for the 21st Century".

    Websters World of Cultural Democracy - A Web center for information and discussion about the world of cultural democracy.

    Universal Franchise - Articles, links, bibliographies on the intersections of citizenship, democracy, ethnicity, nationality; advocates that voting be opened to non-citizens. Mainly in French, some content in English and Dutch.

    Ballot Initiative Strategy Center - An organization dedicated to helping progressives participate in launching ballot intiatives and democratic action.

    Destination Democracy - An organization seeking to advance the issue of campaign finance reform.

    Alliance for Democracy - A Populist movement promoting the end of what they believe to be the domination of our society and government by large corporations.

    International Republican Institute - Non-partisan Washington, DC-based group which conducts programs outside the United States to promote democracy and strengthen free markets and the rule of law. Site lists activities, volunteer opportunities, links, and historical speeches.

    Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions - A nonprofit educational institution founded in 1959 to study current issues; publishes New Perspectives Quarterly. Site provides history, related links, and profiles of board members.

    Democratization Information Center - An annotated listing of sites about democracy and democratization.

    International Institute for Democracy - Policy institute focusing on European and international democracy and human rights. Provides news, event information, and recent publications as well as general information on IIDs objectives and activities.

    CommonBorders - 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.

    Procesos - Central Amercian Program for Democratic Sustainability, a center for research, promotion, training and consulting aimed at contributing to the development of democracy in Central America and the Caribbean. Goals, research areas, projects, and staff members.

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