Innovative Enterprise and Dynamic Democracy
Latin America’s startup scene is vibrant and growing, yet regional differences are plentiful. Jamie Stark looks at social and political factors driving innovative businesses in Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil – and asks, Is democracy a startup essential? What does it take to make a strong business culture? Political stability, […]
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Nepal’s Complex Democracy: Re-thinking the Separation of Powers
The article responds to the Secrets of Transformation multimedia series, a joint project of Bertelsmann Transformation Index and Deutsche Welle. Nepal’s November 2013 parliamentary elections set a national precedent for democratic governance. Ironically, with the right people in charge and support from the population, temporary restrictions on separation of powers may serve […]
Sudamérica, en medio de procesos vertiginosos de cambio
Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2012 provides valuable information for understanding global political and economic changes, but still has to be complemented with other information in order to understand citizen’s mood around Latin America, a region which is experimenting deep changes. In the case of Chile, which shows a very high BTI index, the party in government and the main opposition party get low approval rates. Some other paradoxes have emerged recently in the region.