CDP's Founding Director Publishes New Book: Piecing a Democratic Quilt Regional Organizations and Universal Norms by Edward McMahon
Edward McMahon , founding director of the CDP, and his coauthor Scott Baker have recently published a rigorous and timely study of the role of regional international organizations in the promotion of democracy and democracy-building. McMahon and Baker emphasize the importance of developing international norms on democracy and regional organizations for encouraging states to adhere to democratic principles.
CDP Releases Human Rights Report Card
The CDP has released its second annual report card of the policies and preferences of U.S. presidential administrations. The report grades presidents on seven indicators that reflect the importance they place on issues of human rights at home and abroad. Generating grades much like faculty do in courses, the report gives President Bush a 'D' for 2005.
CDP book published by Praeger/Greenwood
This edited volume entitled Democratic Institution Performance: Research and Policy Perspectives , which is the result of a conference organized by CDP, has been designed to be a stimulating and unique contribution that spans an interdisciplinary academic and policy divide. It contains chapters by distinguished academicians and practitioners on issues related to public opinion, civil society, domestic institutions of governance, elections, globalization, international standards of democratic development, International assistance, and academic research on democratization assistance efforts.