Is Democracy Possible In Fragile States?
Speaker(s): Professor Teddy Brett, Professor Paul Collier, Professor James Robinson.
Chair: Professor James Putzel
Recorded on 15 June 2010 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.
Over the past twenty years many Western development agencies have suggested that good governance, and possibly even democratisation, are key to promoting economic growth and development in poorer countries. The Chinese take a more agnostic view. This panel discussion will discuss both the merits of democratic forms of rule in fragile states and the very possibility of democracy in such contexts.