Event Date: February 6, 2012 - 10:00 am Location: Pavillon des sciences sociales, 120, rue Unievrsité, salle 4004
Panel discussion featuring:
EUGENIA ZORBAS, Canadian International Development Agency. STEPHEN BROWN, University of Ottawa.
DAVID GILLIES, Canadian International Development Agency.
Moderated by JOE INGRAM, North-South Institute.
Presented by the Fragile States Research Network at CIPS, in association with the North-South Institute.
Free. Presentation in English with a bilingual question period.
From Afghanistan and Iraq to Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire, and Egypt, ill-timed, fraudulent, or poorly managed elections have led to discord, violence, and even regime change. While much of the international community views elections as a critical milestone in the stabilization of war-torn societies, Elections in Dangerous Places shows how flawed elections can act as democracy in reverse and diminish political legitimacy and stable governance.