IYF Blog - Posts in democracy


Seeing Tanzania's Elections from the Youth Perspective

Presidential elections took place last week in Tanzania, considered a stable presence in East Africa. While at least one media outlet has identified “youths” as causing sporadic unrest after the announcement that the incumbent party had retained power, it is important to put youth participation into context.

Tunisia's Historic Election: A Painful Reminder of Voter Apathy in America

Like so many people around the world, I’ve been thrilled at reports from Tunisia over the past few days of citizens lining up to vote in huge numbers in the first free election in their nation’s history. It’s estimated that 90 percent of the country’s 4.1 million...