Election observation – a tool for legitimizing undemocratic regimes or for developing democracies?

The Network of Norwegian Election Observers, in cooperation with NORDEM, invites to a thematic meeting that will take a closer look at the process of electoral observation in different contexts and the potential outcomes of such processes. 

Invited speakers to the thematic session are Frank H. Aarebrot and Håvard Mokleiv Nygård.

  • Frank H. Aarebrot is a professor at the Department for Comparative Politics at the University in Bergen (UiB), Norway. He has done extensive research on European political development, democratization and European integration, as well as election analysis related to international election observation. Aarebrot has also taught election observers and participated in election observation missions throughout the years. He will share with us his experiences and reflections on the role of election observation in an international context.
  • Also, Håvard Mokleiv Nygård, senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO) will be presenting. Mokleiv Nygård will elaborate on the role of elections in undemocratic regimes, and especially how and under what circumstances such elections can support the regimes and be a force for change.
  • Tom Røseth will be moderating the Q & A session following the presentations. Røseth is currently a fellow researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies. 

The meeting will be conducted in Norwegian. Please register here

Light snacks will be served from 16.30. The formal program starts at 17.00 - 19.00. 


Published Dec. 15, 2015 1:54 PM - Last modified Jan. 12, 2016 12:01 PM