Post Tagged with: "election"

Deepening Democracy, Students

NDP leader Rachel Notley speaks on stage after being named Alberta's new Premier in Edmonton on May 5, 2015. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette. Source: WikiMedia )

In defense of moderation

I’m a citizen of Alberta, supposedly the most right-leaning province in Canada. With an economy fueled mostly by energy royalties from our “oil-sands” in the north, the collapsed price of oil has not done our province any favors. In recent elections on 5 May 2015, voters decisively ended 44-straight years […]

by × 11 May 2015 ×

Governance, cooperation and law, Guest contributor

Image source: Dilma Rousseff by Sala de Imprensa Flickr

Brazil’s Institutional Limbo

International investors are watching closely as Brazilians prepare to vote in the second round of the presidential election on October 26. Their vote will not only decide who will be the country’s next president; it may also determine the future of the Central Bank of Brazil (BCB), and therefore the […]

by × 29 October 2014 ×

Governance, cooperation and law, Students

Image sources: Flickr Creative Commons - Dilma Rousseff (left) side: Copyright Rede Brasil Atual 2010 ( and Aecio Neves (right) side: Copyright Gláucia Rodrigues 2013 (

One Election, Two Countries

Against a backdrop of high polarization and economic recession, Brazil’s presidential election represents a maturity test for voters and presidential contenders alike. In a country that has been dubbed “the social media capital of the universe,” social networks play an increasingly crucial role in electoral campaigns. But for some Brazilian […]

by × 22 October 2014 ×

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Against the odds of history

Against the odds of history

The recent elections portend a democratic deepening in Pakistan. This is a moment to build on. The surprising landslide of Nawaz Sharif marks a historic moment in Pakistan’s political history. Many are optimistic that Pakistan has taken a momentous step towards strengthening its democracy. But for this opening to endure, […]

by × 02 July 2013 ×