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Institutional mechanisms for promotion of accountable policy-making in Latvia: Evaluation of the Constitutional reform proposals from the perspective of political science 

Author:Janis Ikstens

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The main emphasis of this research report is on the proposals to introduce direct elections fo the president and to switch to the mixed Parliamentary election system, as well as on analysis of the potential impact and effectiveness of such innovations.
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The Integration Foundation at crossroads 

Author:Providus

Why has the Society Integration Foundation begun to distribute money without experts, awarding money to people who work in the interest spheres of members of the Foundation’s council, but not to promising projects? Next year will tell us whether the Foundation will become a functioning mechanism or just a small part of foreign policy. Read

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Black cats do not appear in the bushes 

Author:Providus

I don’t think that it’s bad to have five ministers. On the contrary. Otherwise we would risk having the Society Intergration Foundation stricken from the state’s general understanding. If there is a suspicion that a representative of a certain sector is lobbying in favor of his own direction, then he does not take part in the relevant vote. Read

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The Co-operation of the Polish NGOs with the Media 

Author:Providus

Ziņojums (kopsavilkums) konferencē "Veidojot pilsonisko kultūru Centrālās un Austrumeiropas valstīs",
2001. gada 19. - 21. novembrī
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Cultural Traditions as a Component of Teacher Education 

Author:Providus

Ziņojums konferencē "Veidojot pilsonisko kultūru Centrālās un Austrumeiropas valstīs",
2001. gada 19. - 21. novembrī
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Society of Riga in a close up 

Author:Providus

Ziņojums konferencē "Veidojot pilsonisko kultūru Centrālās un Austrumeiropas valstīs",
2001. gada 19. - 21. novembrī
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The role of Christian pedagogy in the system of Latvia secondary education 

Author:Providus

Ziņojums konferencē "Veidojot pilsonisko kultūru Centrālās un Austrumeiropas valstīs",
2001. gada 19. - 21. novembrī
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Political participation of Ducth citizens in comparative Perspective 

Author:Providus

Ziņojums konferencē "Veidojot pilsonisko kultūru Centrālās un Austrumeiropas valstīs",
2001. gada 19. - 21. novembrī
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In which language shall we live? 

Author:Providus

Bilingual education is currently being proposed only for Latvia’s minority schools, but in the near future there will also be schools where subjects are taught in Latvian and English, Latvian and French or Latvian and Swedish. The experience of other countries tells us that this is a good idea, but there has been a lack of readiness in Latvia so far to introduce it. Read

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The Russians do not give up 

Author:Providus

We hope that the article in the education law which speaks to a move in general secondary education toward the Latvian language will be repealed. The bilingual education model which we have offered emphasizes other principles - ones which will preserve and develop the minority language. Read