Forthcoming Public Events

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Monday 29 September 2014, 3pm

Distributive Conflict and the Transition to Democratic Rule

Venue: Graham Wallace Room, Old Building
Speakers: Stephan Haggard (UCSD) and Robert Kaufman (Rutgers)

 

About the event

Carles Boix and Daron Acemoglu and Jim Robinson have advanced what we call a “distributive conflict” model of democratic transitions.  In earlier work, we argued that the causal mechanisms stipulated in the model did not appear to explain third wave transitions: inequality was not causally significant nor did transitions appear to occur uniformly as a result of distributive conflict.  However, some transitions did and in this chapter we explore their effects.  Regression analysis shows that distributive transitions produce higher scores on the Polity IV and Freedom House indexes.  Differences in the quality of political competition are also evident in narrative comparisons between four paired sets of cases:  Uruguay and Chile, Ukraine and Belarus, Zambia and Ghana, and El Salvador and Honduras.  The differences in the effects of distributive and non-distributive transitions are small, but they persist over a decade or more.  

About the speakers

Stephan Haggard is the Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies; Director, Korea-Pacific Program (KPP); and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at IR/PS at the University of California, San Diego.

Robert Kaufman is Professor of Political Sciences at Rutgers University.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

 
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Wednesday 8 October 2014, 6.30-8pm

Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: lessons from Ethiopia|

Public discussion

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Speaker: Dr Qaiser Khan
Discussants: Marta Foresti, Peter Hawkins, Dr Andy Norton
Chair: Professor Jean-Paul Faguet

 

About the event

Dr Qaiser Khan will be joined by a panel to discuss Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia, which examines Ethiopia's model in delivering basic services and why it appears to be succeeding.


About the speakers and discussants

Qaiser Khan is a lead economist and program leader at the World Bank and the co-author of Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia.

Marta Foresti is Director of Politics and Governance Programme at the ODI.

Peter Hawkins is Head of Profession for Programme Management at DFID.

Andy Norton is Director for Research at the ODI.

 

More information

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEEthiopia

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Tuesday 14 October 2014, 5.00-6.30pm

'Secure the Borders!' The Cost and Consequences of Europe's 'Fight Against Irregular Migration'|

Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit| public discussion

Venue: The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Centre, LSE

Speakers:  Dr Ruben Andersson, Dr Nicholas De Genova, Mr Jeremy Harding, Dr. Cecilia Malmström

Chair: Prof Mary Kaldor

 

About the event 

To mark the launch of Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine migration and the business of bordering Europe, experts debate whether EU states are succeeding in ‘managing the frontiers’ – and at what price. More information here|.

 

About the speakers

Ruben Andersson (@ruben_andersson) is AXA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at LSE’s Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit.

Nicholas De Genova is a Reader in Urban Geography at King’s College, London.

Jeremy Harding is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books.

Cecilia Malmström (@MalmstromEU) is the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs.

 

More information

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEborders

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ| or contact us at events@lse.ac.uk| or 0207 955 6043.

 

 
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