Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions

Speakers:
John Campbell Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow, Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria (2004-2007); Coauthor, Pathways to Freedom
Isobel Coleman Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations; Coauthor and Coeditor, Pathways to Freedom
Terra Lawson-Remer Fellow for Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy, Council on Foreign Relations; Coauthor and Coeditor, Pathways to Freedom
Presider:
Gideon Rose Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs
Description

Please join us for a discussion and cocktail reception for a new Council on Foreign Relations book, Pathways to Freedom (to be released on June 18, 2013).With contributions from several CFR Fellows, the book offers an authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. Through case studies on Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Thailand, and Ukraine, Pathways to Freedom explores the structural factors and policy choices that shaped eight important transitions—some successful, others less so. The case studies focus on six themes: socioeconomic inclusion and exclusion, economic structure and policies, civil society and media, legal system and rule of law, government structure, and education and demography.

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