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ICCO and Kenk in Actie policy framework on democratization

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ICCO and Kenk in Actie policy framework on democratization

  1. 1. Democratisation ICCO & Kerk in Actie’s policy framework on democratisation
  2. 2. <ul><li>Improving access to basic services (social dimension) </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulating sustainable economic development (economic dimension) </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing peace and democracy (political dimension) </li></ul>General Thematic Focus
  3. 3. Titel van de presentatie Eventueel de ondertitel van de presentatie <ul><li>Political is understood in terms of power relations. </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty and injustice are rooted in unequal power relations </li></ul><ul><li>Sustained by societal structures and socio-cultural phenomena </li></ul>Political Dimension?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Analyzing structural causes </li></ul><ul><li>Linking local initiatives to larger platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Linking different actors </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on marginalised groups </li></ul>Aim for more equality in power relations
  5. 5. <ul><li>Conflict Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Democratisation </li></ul>Two approaches
  6. 6. <ul><li>Non-violent change processes, to build sustainable conditions for peace and justice </li></ul><ul><li>Three dimensions; attitudes, behaviour and context </li></ul>Conflict Transformation
  7. 7. <ul><li>Varies according to person, ideology, culture and context. Two approaches: </li></ul><ul><li>Minimalist approach </li></ul><ul><li>Broad approach </li></ul>Concept of Democracy
  8. 8. Titel van de presentatie <ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on free and fair elections </li></ul><ul><li>Different political parties </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for civil and political liberties </li></ul>Minimalist Approach
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>No attention for inequality in existing power relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power relations can undermine procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard to assess the quality of democracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rather passive role for citizens </li></ul></ul>Disadvantages
  10. 10. <ul><li>Level of political participation </li></ul><ul><li>The rule of law </li></ul><ul><li>The respect for social, economic and cultural rights </li></ul>Broad Approach
  11. 11. <ul><li>Hold governments accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Claim their rights </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the elaboration and implementation of policies </li></ul>Active Role for Citizens
  12. 12. <ul><li>Grassroots Democratisation </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability of duty bearers </li></ul>Strategic Dimensions
  13. 13. Titel van de presentatie <ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Political and legal empowerment of the most marginalised </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate dialogue between different stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Aim to improve the link between grassroots and larger platforms </li></ul>Grassroots Democratisation
  14. 14. Titel van de presentatie <ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Holding actors responsible for their actions </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing those with obligations and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>International human rights treaties and standards as a base to measure </li></ul>Accountability
  15. 15. Titel van de presentatie <ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information, transparency and voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dialogue, consultation negotiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanctioning </li></ul></ul>Three Elements
  16. 16. Questions?

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