LAC presentation in Harvard at Workshop on the History of Electoral Fraud and Democratization

LAC, Harvard, Comparative History, Fraud, Democracy, Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó visited Harvard University on 1-2 November, where he presented a paper at the workshop ‘The Causes and Consequences of Electoral Fraud: Lessons from the History of Established Democracies’.  Organized by Daniel Ziblatt (Harvard) and Jan Teorell (Lund University, Sweeden), at the Minda de Gunzburg Ceter for European Studies, the workshop explored ‘whether there are lessons to be learned from how election fraud subsided or was reduced in past historical instances of democratization and what those theoretical and applied lessons might be’.   The workshop gathered scholars from universities in Europe, the United States and Canada, who discussed the experiences of  Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Italy, México, Costa Rica and Colombia – the latter being the focus of Dr. Posada-Carbó’s paper, who looked at ‘Electoral Fraud, Institutional Reform and Party Organization between 1900-1930’.   Other contributors to the workshop included Alberto Simpser (Chicago), Chris Kam (British Columbia), Andrew Eggers (LSE), Arthur Spirling (Harvard), Fabrice Lehoucq (North Carolina Greensboro), David Art (Tuft), Isabela Mares (Columbia), Didi Kuo (Stanford), Peter Jensen (Southern Denmark), Nan Zhang (Stanford), John Gerring (Boston), Frederic Schaffer (U-Mass, Amherst), Jim Alt (Harvard), and Jørgen Elklit (Aarhus).