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Despite other challenges to democratic governability, most Latin American countries have concluded several electoral cycles, ushering peaceful transitions from competing political forces and ideologies.
The European Union pledged 233 million euros (US$303 million) in aid for impoverished Haiti and said it would raise the grant by 25% if the chaotic country managed to improve its governability, reports Reuters (April 23, 2007).
Its goal is to analyze and produce recommendations for public policy decisions regarding poverty and democratic governability. This will allow the fight against poverty but in a democracy, countering the rise of easy, short-term populism.
The "political circus" of 2004, including the video corruption scandals, the confrontations between President Fox and Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and Fox and Congress, as well as a continuing lack of reforms and questions about governability, all give plenty of reason to worry about the future, said AMCHAM economist Dr.
In the commission's 1975 publication The Crisis of Democracy: Report on the Governability of Democracies to the Trilateral Commission, Huntington remarks: "The essence of the democratic surge of the 1960s was a general challenge to existing systems of authority, public and private....
The emphasis on the significance of social mobilization and the effects of expanded political participation lend an important and timely perspective to current debates on India's "crisis of governability" (see Atul Kobli, ed., Democracy and Discontent: India's Growing Crisis of Governability, 1994).
Governability challenges could re-emerge post-election if the branches of government remain divided.
The long-running standoff between the parliament and the government has greatly harmed Kuwait and raised questions about the governability of the country.
"In the US and other countries with the same result governability would have been granted."
In this study of the effects of coalition-building in South Korean national politics, Kim (public policy, Central European U., Hungary) focuses on the Kim Dae-jung administration (1998-2003) as an example of failure to turn electoral success into stable governability and seeks to answer questions concerning whether government instability derives from divided government or coalition building, why legislators were more actively engaged in the fission and fusion of parties after democratization, what factors mitigate towards compromise and negotiation versus fission and fusion, and why ruling parties sought defectors from other parties when there was no danger of losing power until the end of fixed terms, among other questions.