Northwestern University

Thu 12:30 PM

Electoral Politics and Reconfigured Governance: Ethiopia and the European Union

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.

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