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About Saskia Brechenmacher

Saskia Brechenmacher is an Associate Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where her research focuses on democracy, gender, and post-conflict development, as well as trends in civic activism and civil society repression.

Articles by Saskia Brechenmacher

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Julian Richards is openDemocracy’s managing editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Democratic distress in Europe and the USA: a transatlantic malaise?

What could Americans and Europeans learn from each other about the looming crisis of democracy?

En camino hacia una situación difícil: la ayuda internacional y el espacio cada vez más reducido para las ONG locales

La resistencia global contra las ONG nacionales ha llegado. Los donadores internacionales tendrán que aprender a lidiar con ella, pero no será fácil. Una contribución al debate de openGlobalRights: “Financiamiento para los derechos humanos”. English, Français, العربية.

Turbulences à l’horizon : l’aide internationale et la réduction de l’espace de liberté des ONG locales

Le mouvement restrictif mondial contre les ONG locales s’est mis en route. Les donateurs internationaux doivent apprendre à faire face mais ce ne sera pas facile. Une contribution au débat de openGlobalRights sur le « financement des droits de l'homme ». English, Español, العربية.

In for a bumpy ride: international aid and the closing space for domestic NGOs

The global pushback against domestic NGOs has arrived. International donors must learn to cope, but it won’t be easy. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on Funding for Human Rights. EspañolFrançaisالعربية

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