May
8
Thu 12:30 PM

Electoral Politics and Reconfigured Governance: Ethiopia and the European Union

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When: Thursday, May 8, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM  
Where: 620 Library Place, Conference Room  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students
Contact: Program of African Studies   (847) 491-7323
Group: Program of African Studies
Category: Academic

PAS Affiliates Lecture Series

Elise Dufief is a PhD student in politics, enrolled in the cotutelle programme between Northwestern and the EHESS.

Her research focuses on the construction and evolution of power relations in the international system, through the lense of election monitoring and its politics. More specifically, she investigates the relations between international and national actors in Ethiopia. In this presentation, she will focus on how, in the Ethiopian context, the period in between elections is crucial to reverse power relations between international and national actors. International actors are discredited which eventually allows the Ethiopian authorities to advance their own political and economic agenda. As a result, power hierarchy is transformed, the meaning of governance is considerably stretched and the Ethiopian regime is even stronger.