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Governance & Accountability

Governance & Accountability

A government accountable to its citizens is one of the cornerstones of an open society—helping to ensure fairness, economic equality, and civic participation. The Open Society Foundations work with governments and businesses to advance transparency, rule of law, and good governance around the world.

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Open Society Voices

In Zambia’s Contentious Election, the EU Finds a New Challenge

August 12, 2016 Bram Dijkstra 4

The election in Zambia—a country with 25 years of peaceful democratic consolidation—is a chance for the EU to show it still has serious clout as a foreign policy actor.

Brazil’s Security Plans for the Olympics Raise Eyebrows

August 5, 2016 Natalia Viana 6

From tanks at the beach to jammed mobile phones, the militarization of Rio de Janeiro is pushing the boundaries of acceptable precautions.

Can Drones Make a Society More Transparent?

August 4, 2016 Tamás Richárd Bodoky 4

In Hungary, activists are using drone footage to build support for migrants, counter government narratives, and bolster civil society.

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