Democratic Governance: The Key to Political and Democratic Reform

01.22.2004 | Articles | John D. Sullivan, Aleksandra Shkolnikov, Catherine Kuchta-Helbling

Establishing the necessary governance institutions is essential to the future of democracy and free markets and to the stability of the international system. The consequences for countries lacking strong democratic governance practices can range from political to economic loses, as well as destabilizing social unrest. This paper presents a series of policy recommendations and strategies that provide members of the private sector and civil society, government officials, and foreign aid donors with essential tools to establish democratic governance.