From Argentina to Greece or Italy, Mexico to sub-Saharan Africa, or even here in otherwise tranquil Canada, corruption is often identified as a key factor in economic underperformance and political discontent. Transparency and respect for the “Rule of Law” are then promoted as antidotes or prophylactics. But is it so simple?
The working group on “Latin America and the Global” invites you to an informal discussion of corruption, politics, and the state, based on the Mexican case but with global implications.
Monday, May 11, 2015, 2-4pm
The Boardroom, Liu Institute for Global Issues
The discussion will open with the brief presentation of a paper by Alec Dawson (History and International Studies, SFU), and commentaries by Agustín Goenaga (Political Science, UBC), Max Cameron (Political Science, UBC), and Jon Beasley-Murray (FHIS, UBC). For a copy of the paper, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All welcome. Coffee and cookies will be served.