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Financing Politics: The Middle East and North Africa
Published: 2013
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES)
Project: Enhancing Transparency in Political Finance in the Arab Region
English

This manual highlights the importance of political finance in the Middle East and North Africa, and provides a discussion of global and regional standards in the regulation of political finance. Country studies are provided for Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Yemen.

 

The Arabic version of this manual will be available later.


Campaign Skills Handbook
Published: 2013
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Middle East and North Africa Regional Campaign Schools Program
English Arabic

This manual contains 11 modules for preparing a comprehensive, step-by-step program to plan and execute an election campaign. The manual offers guidance on building communication strategy, campaign planning and tools for research, mobilizing resources and targeting voters. It also details key steps for political party activists and leaders to develop successful messages and become powerful communicators and leaders.


Tunisian Election Law Handbook for Lawyers
Published: 2011
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Democracy and Community Development Program
English

The comprehensive "Tunisian Election Law Handbook for Lawyers" describes and explains the country’s legal provisions surrounding electoral conduct. The handbook provides advice on applying Tunisia’s new Election Law and presents Tunisian lawyers with guidance on substantive law and procedures from the Constituent Assembly. The handbook also highlights potential areas of dispute and legal strategies in assisting citizens on election legal issues.


Developing an Issue Matrix: The Art of Defining Yourself and Your Opponent
Published: 2011
Organization: International Republican Institute (IRI)
English

This presentation focuses on how candidates and parties should plan their message before undertaking an initiative or campaign. The Issue Matrix tool highlights four areas: how we define ourselves, how opponents define us, how opponents define themselves and how we define our opponents. Examples are provided.


Developing Political Party Messages
Published: 2011
Organization: International Republican Institute (IRI)
English

This presentation describes elements of a successful communications strategy, including themes, sub-messages and selecting the medium. It includes the Issue Matrix Tool for planning messages and gives examples and a group exercise.


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.


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.


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.


Regulating 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 focuses on transparency, regulation of political finance in the U.S., enforcement, trends in campaign finance including the Internet, the role of media, and civil society and trust.


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.


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.


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.


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

This presentation focuses on the Palestinian elections - how it was successful, key players, the role of the international community and shortcomings.


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.


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.


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