Deepening democratic governance: relevance of south-south cooperation

Deepening democratic governance: relevance of south-south cooperation

This resource is a summary of the talk by Roland Rich, Executive Head, UN Democracy Fund, given at PRIA (Socirty for Participatory Research in Asia), New Delhi on 30 March 2012. The speech titled, 'Deepening Democratic Governance: Relevance of South-South Cooperation' focused on five key, formative aspects of democracy and the role civil society can play in deepening these aspects. These are:

  • State-based democracy
  • The will of the people is the basis for the authority of government
  • Democracy and the rule of law are mutually constitutive
  • Horizontal accountability
  • Vertical accountability.
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