President's Dream Colloquium series: Is Democratization the Most Effective Means to Help the World’s Poor?

Dr. Anke Hoeffler, University of Oxford,

Thursday, April 11, 3:30 pm

Lecture Abstract
In this colloquium I will debate the hypothesis that democratization is the key to delivering economic growth and opportunities, public goods and service delivery. In this debate I will also address the following questions: Can Africa make poverty history? Why are countries rich in natural resources politically and economically dysfunctional? Do third party interventions (e.g. aid, military operations, election observers) support or hinder the global fight against poverty?

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