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African Studies Carl LeVan Lecture

Nov 4, 2013
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Billings Library B308 (Billings Marsh Lounge)

"Participation's Missing Link: African Constitutionalism in Global Perspective" Professor Carl LeVan, Department of Political Science, American University

Carl LeVan focuses on comparative political institutions, democratization, and African security. His influential critique of power sharing in Africa appeared in the January 2011 issue of "Governance." His 2011 essay "Questioning Tocqueville in Africa," won the Frank Cass Prize for Best Article by a Young Scholar from Routledge/Taylor & Francis Publishing. He recently finished a book manuscript comparing the delivery of local and national collective goods in Nigeria since independence. He co-led the American Political Science Association's 2011 Africa Workshop and will present information from his current research on comparative constitutionalism, using a global dataset.

Sponsored by the UVM Department of Community Development and Applied Economics and the African Studies Program. Please call 802-656-1096 or email with questions.

For more information, contact Mary Lou Shea at 802-656-1096 or

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