Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
640 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
Allen Hicken, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Talk Title: Loser’s Consent and Winner’s Restraint: The State of Democracy in Southeast Asia
What are the keys to stable, effective democracy? Allen Hicken explores this question by drawing on the cases of Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. First, he will examine the state of political parties in the region and whether they are a necessary ingredient for a healthy democracy. He will then discuss what voters need to know in order to make good choices. Finally, he will present two attitudes that must be present for a democracy to endure.