The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria
Date: Wednesday, January 14 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS RSVP: Click Here
What are the conditions for good governance in Africa, and why do many democracies struggle with persistent poverty? Drawing on a study of Nigeria since independence, LeVan's new book challenges conventional explanations for government performance. Using veto players theory, he links the political structure of the policy process to divergent outcomes across two broad categories of public policy. This generates a dilemma with important implications for African countries struggling with institutional trade-offs presented by different regimes.
Special guests include: Congressman John Conyers and former U.S. Ambassadors to Nigeria: Princeton Lyman, U.S. Institute of Peace John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations Robin Sanders, FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative Howard Jeter, Principal at Four Ways Enterprises