Holding a successful debate means managing a myriad of organizing tasks. This section includes comparative information ranging from first steps in organizing a debate to measuring the impact of a debate after it has taken place. Resources include debate organizing guides, “to do” checklists, debate rules, debate sponsor mission statements, public relations materials, criteria for selecting candidates and debate public opinion surveys, among other resources.

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English Country: Japan

The number of early votes is indeed increasing, but that is no reason to avoid a debate that could stoke public interest in the election. It is scandalous that voters are given no opportunity to hear party leaders debate the issues after the election battle comes into full swing. Read more at The Asahi Shimbun.

English Country: United States

America has developed a democratic system of government that has grown in strength and character over the years. It takes a good look at the candidates they chose as their leaders and they take a fairly long time over it.Their method is reminiscent of the Greek tradition of city-states where almost all most all citizens get involved in one way or other. Read more at Asian Tribune.

English Country: Jamaica

Most of your writers have rightly indicated that the holding of pre-election debates further the democratic process and is a sign of political maturity. A minority have queried the relevance and importance of such debates, and for these, we wish to share some of the information that the Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC) has garnered over the 14 years that we have been staging debates. Read more at The Gleaner.

English Country: United States

If you think the Republican primary debates have been boring, aren't relevant and have done little to shape the course of the primary season, you would be dead wrong. Read more at CNBC.

English Country: Uganda

The debate brings into our living rooms the contest of ideas. More importantly, the live debates unite in one space all our leaders who would ordinarily find it unacceptable to share the same space with sworn political opponents. Read more at All Africa.

English Country: Uganda

The debate is the thing. And President Yoweri Museveni missed it the last time - on Jan. 15. Another one is slated for Feb.10. Should he miss it again? Read more at The Independent. 

Spanish Country: International

Las Elecciones Generales inundan las ciudades de mítines, spots, carteles, eslóganes, pero los debates son, a diferencia del resto, lo más esperado. Lear más...

Spanish Country: Argentina

Sunday set a new precedent which strengthens Argentina

English Country: International

When will we have such debates in Malaysia? Why are our leaders not willing to debate with each other and let the rakyat vote based on informed decision? 

English Country: United States

Hosting presidential campaign debates on college campuses provides a unique opportunity for the youngest voters to see democracy up close. At a time when youth voter turnout is at an all-time low, candidates should be spending more time on college campuses, to bring both civic excitement as well as a modest economic boost to areas of America outside of the capital. Read the article here.

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