The Tanzanian Bunge was long judged one of the weakest parliaments in a region where the legislature is often dismissed as a “sideshow”. Yet between 2005 and 2015, Bunge repeatedly forced then President Jakaya Kikwete to reshuffle his cabinet following corruption probes.
The endurance and indeed the growing electoral support manifested by the Angolan opposition party UNITA since its defeat as an armed movement in 2002 defies generally gloomy prognoses both for opposition parties in dominant party systems and for defeated rebel movements that recast themselves as
Professor Alan Smart and Professor Josephine Smart, University of Calgary
China Centre Conversation with:
Syed Muntasir Mamun, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh
Bill Emmott, Former editor-in-chief, The Economist
Stefania Palma, Asia Editor, The Banker (Financial Times)
International History of East Asia Seminar
Amanda Zhang, University of Oxford: ‘Beauty is the Troubled Water That Brings Disasters: the Making of the Seductress Spy in Republican China, 1930-1949.’
Event postponed until further notice.
Why would the removal of authoritarian institutions in some developing countries lead to sustained socio-economic crisis, while others experience explosive growth despite 'persisting' informal, insecure and rent-seeking institutional arrangements?
International History of East Asia seminar.
Hao Chen, University of Cambridge: ‘Contesting Representational Legitimacy in Hong Kong: the Chinese Nationalist, Communist and the “Third Force”, 1949-1962.’