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States in Transition Observatory
The States in Transition Observatory is a research and advocacy unit based in IDASA South Africa. It seeks to monitor and analyse political developments in transition, weak and failing states in Africa. In 2007-8 much of its work centred on the political crisis in Zimbabwe under the rule of Robert Mugabe. It includes access to press releases, statements and full text research reports. Topics covered include human rights, assessments of the state of democracy and coverage of the 2008 presidential elections.
http://www.idasa.org.za/index.asp?page=programme_details.asp?RID=54

Index of state weakness in the developing world
The Index of State Weakness in the Developing World, written by Susan E. Rice and Stewart Patrick was published in 2008 by the Brookings Institution. ISBN 13: 978-0-8157-7435-8. The 47 page report ranks 141 developing countries according to their relative performance in the 4 areas of economic, political governance , security, and social welfare providing measures of state insecurity and weakness. The political governance section includes measures of democracy, political violence and human rights factors. It then considers the implications for US foreign policy. Information on the methodology used to compile the index is provided.
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/rc/reports/2008/02_weak_states_index/02_w

Zimbabwe 2002 Election

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Zimbabwe and the politics of torture
This site provides access to the full text of a report by John Brinkley which was published as United States Institute of Peace Special Report No. 92 in August 2002. The 6 page report presents evidence of human rights abuses and torture committed by the government of Robert Mugabe.
http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr92.html

Beating your opposition: torture during the 2002 presidential campaign in Zimbabwe
This site provides free access to the full text of a report Mashonaland Programme of the AMANI Trust. The 27 page report documents evidence of political violence, human rights abuses and torture committed under the government of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. It also examines evidence of political violence during the 2002 Zimbabwe presidential elections.
http://www.cvt.org/file.php?ID=300

How British People Commemorated The Bicentenary Of The Abolition Of The Slave Trade

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1807 Commemorated : the abolition of the slave trade
1807 Commemorated was a project of the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP), University of York. It focused upon researching how British people commemorated the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. This offers insight into issues surrounding memory and contemporary public understanding of slavery and the slave trade. The website provides information on the aims and activities of the project. It includes access to press releases, full text reports and surveys. Topics covered include: media responses and representations of the bicentenary; analysis of museum displays and artwork throughout the country and audience responses from the public. Intute.ac.uk
http://www.history.ac.uk/1807commemorated/index.html