Democracy and Insecurity

Project: Research project

Project Details


Democracy worldwide has entered a period of considerable uncertainty. The rise of authoritarian nationalism, and increasing hardships suffered as a result of stalled or declining economies, have adversely affected elite and popular commitments to democratic institutions. The March 2017 forums, focusing primarily on Nigeria, will examine the persistence of democratic institutions and practices in contexts of increasing insecurity. Participants will identify ways of resisting “democratic deconsolidation” and helping at-risk democracies navigate this turbulent era. Speakers include Professor Attahiru Jega, who directed the Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC), 2010-2015, Professor Wale Adebanwi, author of several major studies on Nigerian politics and society, and former Ambassador John Campbell, who has served as U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and South Africa and is currently the Africa Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Effective start/end date2/10/179/30/17


  • Institute of International Education, Inc. (15-1635 // 15-1635)
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (15-1635 // 15-1635)


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