Skip to navigation – Site map
Ongoing Policy Debates
Débats en cours

Policy Debate | Aid and Democratisation

See the live debate,
Wednesday 17 Sept 2014

Editor's notes

This policy debate section presents an initial discussion paper written either by a scholar or a policy-maker, followed by critical reactions from academics, reflective practitioners and other stakeholders in a constructive spirit. This debate can be pursued on the Journal’s blog where you are invited to share your reflections under your name.
Download the whole debate (.pdf)

Martin Dahinden, Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Democracy Promotion at a Local Level : Experiences, Perspectives and Policy of Swiss International Cooperation [Original article in full]

Reaction from

Olivier Roy, professor of political sciences at the European University Institute (Florence) – (also in French)

Jean Bossuyt, Head of Strategy, EU External Action Programmeof the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Didier Péclard, Senior researcher & Head of the Statehood and Conflict Programme, swisspeace; Lecturer, University of Basel