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Globalisation and Democratisation: friends or foes

Thursday 15 February, 6pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

The recent debate over China's entry into the World Trade Organisation highlighted an assumption that globalisation and democratisation are complementary. But does the promotion of economic growth through globalisation really make democratisation more likely?

In this public lecture Professor Ethan Kapstein, Stassen Professor of International Peace at the University of Minnesota, will present a contending view: that the relationship between globalisation and democratisation depends upon the nature of domestic institutions, especially educational and credit market institutions. The lecture will be chaired by LSE Director, Professor Anthony Giddens.

The lecture will take place on Thursday 15 February at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE. Entry is first come, first served. It is free and open to all.

For further information please email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043.


Journalists are invited to attend this lecture.

If you would like further information or to reserve a seat, please contact Susanne Baker, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk|

Notes to Editors

  • Ethan B Kapstein is Stassen Professor of International Peace at the University of Minnesota, and Visiting Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD. The author or editor of ten books, his most recent publication is Sharing The Wealth: workers and the world economy (WW Norton, 1999). Professor Kapstein has served as a consultant to many public and private sector organisations, including the World Bank, OECD, and United Nations.

25 January 2001