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ARTICLE: THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY IN DIVIDED SOCIETIES

votingThe deepening turmoil in Egypt provides some sharp lessons on the potential pitfalls of winner­‐takes-‐all democracy in deeply divided societies. Democracy is in essence a convention in terms of which competition for political power is resolved by elections -­ rather than by violence. Participants agree that the party or parties that win the election can form the government and rule the country for a prescribed period until the next election.

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ARTICLE: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP 2013: A CULTURE OF PEACE

friendship dayThis year ­‐ on 30 July -­ we celebrate International Day of Friendship. The day is based not only on the recognition of friendship in the general sense but also the relevance and importance that friendship is something more and noble, and embodies a valuable sentiment in the lives of human beings around the world.

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Assessment of Compliance of Election Manifestos for the 2024 South African National Elections with the Bill of Rights

The assessment of 17 parties aims to evaluate how well each manifesto aligns with the Constitution’s core values, with a particular emphasis on compliance with the Bill of Rights.