Political Patronage in Uncertain Times: Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East Compared
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Lindsay Rogers Room 707
Please join the Harriman Institute for a panel discussion featuring: Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (Miami University) Scott Radnitz (University of Washington) Ellen Lust (Yale University) Chair: Kimberly Marten (Acting Director, Harriman Institute and Professor of Political Science, Barnard College) This event is part of the "Corruption and Patronage" core project. The project examines these issues both within Eurasian societies and comparatively, and asks a provocative question: do corruption and patron/client favoritism always impede progress, or instead are they a way to get things done in societies that lack well institutionalized legal systems?