Popular participation in governance is essential for democratic resilience and to resist state capture, according to Mbongiseni Buthelezi and Tracy Ledger of South Africa’s Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI).
The civil society conference on October 23, organised by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and the Public Affairs Research Institute (Pari), is an attempt to offer a view from civil society’s perspective on what needs to be done to overcome state capture and to reform the state in key areas; to build resilient institutions.
The Embassy of Canada and The National Endowment for Democracy invite you to the sixteenth annual
SEYMOUR MARTIN LIPSET LECTURE ON DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance
The Rise and Fall of “Good Governance” Promotion
Monday, November 4, 2019. 6:00 p.m. The Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Reception to follow from 7:30 – 8:30pm. RSVP by October 30
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is a policy scientist who chairs the European Research Center for Anticorruption and State-Building (ERCAS) at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where she holds the chair in Democracy Studies. A Romanian by birth, she created and chaired for many years the Romanian Academic Society, the country’s leading think tank, and the Coalition for a Clean Romania, an anti-corruption alliance. She also served in 1996 as the first anticommunist news director of Romanian public broadcasting.
Her books include The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and A Tale of Two Villages (CEU Press, 2010). The latter was screened as a documentary by the BBC. She has published articles in Nature, Foreign Policy, the Journal of Democracy, and several public policy journals and has frequently been cited in The Economist and other prominent media. She consults for the World Bank and various European institutions, and also serves as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy and the research council of the International Forum for Democratic Studies.
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