Populism and Participatory Democracy: Why Elections are not enough

Monday, June 30, 2008 

Kwesi JonahAs part of the decision to integrate a series of roundtables that will question the relevance of institutions that define progress, we invited Mr. Kwesi Jonah, a leading expert on political economy who engaged our 40-member class on the topic "Populism and Participatory Democracy: Why Elections are not enough." Mr. Jonah based his lecture on the broader context of the co-resurgence of republicanism referring both to institutions and sovereignty and public diplomacy as collaborating strands of anti-populist discourse across Africa as evident in the recent crises in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Video reports of Mr. Jonah’s lecture will be made available at a future date. Please see some photos here..