Tuesday Seminar – 22 September

The End of Political Clientelism? An Analysis of the Consequences of the July Election in the Dominican Republic

Henry Milner (Université de Montréal)

Apart from being the country in the Caribbean favoured by Canadian tourists, and the one most affected by the continuing tragedy in Haiti with which it shares the Island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic is now of particular interest to students of comparative politics. This is because the result of the election of July 5th, 2020 and the changes it heralds raise the question of whether we are witnessing a rare event, the transition from a clientelist to a modern democracy. I pose the question of whether the ongoing changes are wide and deep enough to sustain such a transition, drawing on the scholarly literature, ongoing news reports and data on the evolution of public opinion.

Contact Semih Çakır if you would like to participate in the seminar.

This content has been updated on 24 September 2020 at 10 h 23 min.