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Book Event—Voting in a Hybrid Regime: Bangladesh's 2018 Election and Implications for Politics in Bangladesh and Beyond

Bangladesh's December 2018 election produced a lopsided victory for the incumbent Awami League party, prompting allegations of fraud. This event examines what the implications of this election have been, and will be, for politics in Bangladesh. Ali Riaz, drawing on his new book Voting in a Hybrid Regime: Explaining the 2018 Bangladesh Election, will argue that Bangladesh's election played out in a hybrid system—combining both democratic and authoritarian traits.

Date & Time

Sep. 23, 2019
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Book Event—Voting in a Hybrid Regime: Bangladesh's 2018 Election and Implications for Politics in Bangladesh and Beyond

Bangladesh's December 2018 election produced a lopsided victory for the incumbent Awami League party, prompting allegations of fraud. This event examines what the implications of this election have been, and will be, for politics in Bangladesh. Ali Riaz, drawing on his new book Voting in a Hybrid Regime: Explaining the 2018 Bangladesh Election, will argue that Bangladesh's election played out in a hybrid system—combining both democratic and authoritarian traits. Dr. Riaz will discuss what this means for Bangladesh and for the growing numbers of hybrid regimes around the world.

Speaker

Ali Riaz

Ali Riaz

Former Public Policy Scholar;
Professor, Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University; President of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS)
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Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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