Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Regime-Building in the Face of Diversity

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When: Friday, October 28, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Under what conditions do newly established governments consolidate their regimes? Often times, newly established governments face contention by organized challenger groups as well as resistance by diverse ethno-religious groups in society. If they hold alternative identities and ideologies than those promoted by the government, these sources of contention may delay or hinder the process of regime consolidation. Using agent-based modeling, this talk examines the societal conditions under which newly established governments become more likely to build societal support for their regimes.

Başak Taraktaş is a postdoctoral fellow at the Buffett Institute. Her dissertation examines the conditions under which opposition groups to authoritarian regimes are able to cooperate to successfully engineer regime change. 

This is part of the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium.

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