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Success factors and pitfalls of external democracy promotion

Tuesday, 7th May 2013

09.30 hrs Registration
10.00 hrs Opening
Markus Löning
10.30 hrs Keynote Speech
Sihem Bensedrine
11.00 hrs 1st Panel
Every beginning is hard:
Constitution building between local and
universal conceptions of legitimacy
12.30 hrs Lunch
14.00 hrs2nd Panel
The weal and woe of elections –
about the function and risks of elections
in the process of democratization
15.30 hrs Coffee break
16.00 hrs 3rd Panel
Democracy promotion in a revolutionary context –
the Arab Spring
17.30 hrs Conclusion
Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel

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