In this blog DPC’s Valery Perry considers the impact on democratic systems when it becomes structurally or socially impossible to exist as an independent, looking at recent cases in the US and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Valery Perry considers the false choices emerging in discussions about election and constitutional reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina, drawing comparisons to other similar false choices that have been politically weaponized in the US.
In this blog, Valery Perry dispels some myths to reduce the damage being done by intentional or simply ill-informed efforts to legitimize the political and instrumentalized ethno-national discrimination and segregation that continue to plague schools throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On December 19, 2020, the day before the Mostar local elections, DPC Senior Associate Bodo Weber gave the following interview to the Croatian news portal Index.hr, focusing on Mostar elections, Croat politics in BiH, as well as Croatia’s policy towards BiH.
Guest Author Tomasz Kamusella writes on Bulgaria’s veto of North Macedonia’s initiation of membership talks with the EU – and Bulgaria under Borisov’s apparent national ambitions.
Guest author Ermin Zatega discusses how technology can facilitate transparency and support whistleblowers, in the interest of more accountable governance.
DPC Senior Associate Valery Perry reflects on how she hopes a Biden administration democratic clean-up in the US will prompt a rethinking of democratization policy abroad.
While awaiting the US elections, DPC Senior Associate Valery Perry considers the intentional structural constraints that will impede reform in any administration, considering parallels and lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Chile.
Valery Perry reviews Peter Emerson’s book, Majority Voting as a Catalyst of Populism: Preferential Decision-making for an Inclusive Democracy, and asks why we are so slow to improve the way we make decisions.