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About Claudia Simons

Claudia Simons is a researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. She is one of 246 country experts who worked on the latest edition of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index, BTI 2016.

Articles by Claudia Simons

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

'Hollow' states: the presidents re-writing the rules to stay in power

Should he stay or should he go? When it comes to the president, it's the subject of heated debate in Burundi, Congo, DR Congo and Rwanda.

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