Richard Young's book explores the current state of debate about alternative forms of democratic practice in different regions-Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America-and then puts forward ideas about how Western actors engaged in democracy support can do a better job of incorporating new thinking about alternative democratic forms into their efforts. In particular, the book takes note of the role of the rising democracies such as India, Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, South Korea in changing the old narrative.
A tentative programme of the discussion is as follows:
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Registration
3.30 pm – 3.40 pm Opening Remarks by Chair Thomas Carothers, Vice President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
3.40 PM – 4.00 PM Author’s Remarks Richard Youngs, Senior Associate, Democracy and rule of Law Program, Carnegie Europe
The panel discussion will be led by:
S.Y. Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner, India
Gilbert Khadiagala, Jan Smuts Professor and Head of Department, International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Sook Jong Lee, President, East Asia Institute and Professor, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul
Niranjan Sahoo, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.
Discussion will be followed by question and answer session.