[TimorLesteStudies] ANU Seminar: Post-Conflict Governments 1975-2004: Determinants of Success

Bu Wilson Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
Mon Mar 2 10:37:14 EST 2009

ANU Seminar: Post-Conflict Governments 1975-2004: Determinants of Success

Speaker/Host:  	Catherine Riordan
Venue: 	Seminar Room 4, First Floor, JG Crawford Building
Date: 	Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Time: 	12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Enquiries: 	Sally Carlin on +61 2 6125 0178 

Re-establishing governments after conflict has been a major task undertaken
by international organisations during the 1990s and early 2000s. Along with
new norms of intervention into inter- and intrastate conflict by bodies such
as the UN came new expectations that countries would be assisted towards
democracy after conflict. These democracy-building projects, however, have
met with mixed success. This research project aims to evaluate which factors
offer the most persuasive explanation for the success or failure of
governments after conflict: characteristics of the conflict; institutional
arrangements put in place after the conflict; or characteristics of the
country itself. It uses a new dataset to consider which may be most
important, and uses countries not involved in conflict as a control group.

Catherine Riordan is a graduate of the Australian National University in
Arts and Law, and worked as a lawyer in the ACT and NSW Governments for ten
years after her graduation. She was Deputy Privacy Commissioner for New
South Wales, and Project Manager of an aid project assisting the legal
sector in Vanuatu under contract to AusAID. She obtained a Masters in Public
Administration from the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
University in 2003, and is currently working towards her PhD in Political
Science at Trinity College Dublin.

Bu Wilson
Regulatory  Institutions Network (RegNet) Research School of Pacific and
Asian Studies
College of Asia and the Pacific,
Australian National University 
Canberra   ACT   0200 

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