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Global and Regional Perspectives on Money and Politics in Political Campaigns
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

The presentation describes challenges facing emerging democracies and factors different from western systems that can impact campaign finance. Results from a study of campaign finance are summarized.


International Electoral Observation Briefing & Information session
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

The presentation describes the Organization of American States, mandates to observe elections, activities of observers, and inclusive and clean elections.


Elections and Transparency in the Gulf Countries
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes the importance of media for fair, free and transparent elections.


Election Fraud: Comparative Perspective
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

The presentation describes pre-election day fraud through the campaign or registration, election day fraud, vote buying, abuse of state resources and detecting abuse.


Election Management Bodies (EMBs): Composition, Roles and Types
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes election management bodies (EMBs), including key elements, basic models and guiding principles.


Delimiting Electoral Boundaries
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes the importance of delimitation, types of electoral systems that delimit electoral districts, legal framework, authority, communities of interest and examples from Sierra Leone and Lebanon.


Election Management Training Institute - Agenda
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This agenda outlines the 10 day Election Management Training Institute, organized by the Center for Democracy & Election Management, part of American University's School of Public Affairs.


Minority Participation
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes definitions and types of minorities, minority rights, reasons for minority representation, the "mirror" notion, and how to preserve electoral rights.


Election Observation
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes the purpose of election observation, international standards for elections, regional recognition and election monitors.


Campaign Finance in the United States
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes contribution limits in U.S. federal elections, including national party committee limits, local party limits, and political action committee (PAC) limits.


Transparency Through Election Observation
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes the emergence and state of election monitoring, its contribution to democratic transition, and problems and shortcomings of election observation. It also focuses on vote count verification and improving professionalism.


Election Standards: An Introduction
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation gives an overview of election standards, declaration of principles, standards for assessing elections and international obligations.


A Comparative Perspective on Gulf Elections
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes the role of elections in democratization and historical paths to democracy in monarchies. It also gives background information on Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia.


New York City Campaign Finance Board
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes the Campaign Finance Board (CFB) in New York, campaign finance components, mandates, public funding issues and audit reports.


Elements of Democratic Elections
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes seven key differences between democratic and undemocratic elections.


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