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About Alina Rocha Menocal

Alina Rocha Menocal is a senior research fellow in the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) at the University of Birmingham, and a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Articles by Alina Rocha Menocal

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En Liang Khong is openDemocracy’s assistant editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Breaking new ground in parliamentary strengthening

Are issues-based approaches sufficient? What would a more politically smart, politically informed parliamentary strengthening program look like? A reply to Susan Dodsworth.

The inclusiveness test: making change work

The key challenge of development until 2040 is learning how to close the gap between ideals and actual progress.

Egypt's transition: the democratic tests

The vigorous protests in Tahrir Square against Egypt's interim military rulers express the serious concerns of many Egyptians over the process of post-authoritarian change. Alina Rocha Menocal maps the problems of democratic transition and suggests how they can be overcome.

Democracy and development: towards Busan

The capacity of new or fragile democratic regimes to deliver development is being closely debated as international agencies prepare for a landmark summit in South Korea. The core issue at stake is presented by Alina Rocha Menocal.
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