Partnership with International IDEA
Constitutional Transitions has had a multi-dimensional partnership with International IDEA since 2012:
Constitutional Transitions and International IDEA are partnering on three global collaborative research projects: Dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions, Security Sector Reform and Constitutional Transitions in Emerging Democracies, and Security Sector Oversight: Protecting Democratic Consolidation from Authoritarian Backsliding and Partisan Abuse. which will yield policy manuals, case-studies and edited volumes. These projects bring together more than 40 experts from over 20 countries. Constitutional Transitions and International IDEA also published the Consolidating the Arab Spring Working Paper Series.
Constitutional Transitions Clinic
Constitutional Transitions ran the Constitutional Transitions Clinic at the New York University School of Law that provided student “back office” research support to International IDEA in the field, and deployed faculty experts and student field researchers for support on the ground. The clinical program produced six reports, translated into Arabic, jointly published by International IDEA, Constitutional Transitions, and (for three reports) the United Nations Development Programme.
In addition, faculty experts and student researchers produced research memos and opinions drawing lessons from global best practices to support constitutional processes, and participated in expert meetings on Egypt, Jordan, Libya, and Tunisia.
About International IDEA
International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization with 28 member states that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics. International IDEA produces comparative knowledge in its key areas of expertise: electoral processes, constitution building, political participation and representation, and democracy and development, as well as on democracy as it relates to gender, diversity, and conflict and security. IDEA’s work is non-prescriptive and IDEA takes an impartial and collaborative approach to democracy cooperation; emphasizing diversity in democracy, equal political participation, representation of women and men in politics and decision making, and helping to enhance the political will required for change. The Institute brings together a wide range of political entities and opinion leaders. By convening seminars, conferences and capacity building workshops, IDEA facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experience at global, regional and national levels. International IDEA is a Permanent Observer to the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.idea.int.