Voting in a Hybrid Regime: Understanding the 2018 Bangladeshi Elections  

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With great pleasure, the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya cordially invites you to the following Book Forum:

 Voting in a Hybrid Regime:

Understanding the 2018 Bangladeshi Elections  

by Professor Ali Riaz

Distinguished Professor of Political Science,

Department of Politics and Government,

Illinois State University  


Moderator and Discussant:

Professor Edmund Terence Gomez
Dean, Faculty of Economics and

28 January 2020 (Tuesday), 12.30 - 2.30 pm

Postgraduate Conference Room, 3rd Floor Block H12, Postgraduate Building, Faculty of Economics and Administration, UM


Voting in a Hybrid Regime: Explaining the 2018 Bangladeshi Elections explores the mechanism of election manipulation in ostensibly democratic but essentially authoritarian systems called the hybrid regime. The 2018 election has delivered an unprecedented victory to the incumbent Bangladesh Awami League. Elections pose serious dilemmas for the leaders of hybrid regimes, while contested elections bolster their claims of democracy and augment their legitimacy, they can also threaten the status quo. Faced with the challenge, the incumbents tend to hold stage-managed elections. This book offers incisive examination of Bangladesh’s political environment, rigorous scrutiny of the roles of state institutions including the law enforcing agencies, and meticulous analysis of election results. It also fills in a gap in the extant hybrid regime literature which seldom explores the strategies of engineered elections.

Free admission and lunch will be provided

All are welcome

12.30 – 1.00 pm : Registration & lunch

1.00 – 1.40 pm : Main presentation
1.40 – 2.00 pm : Discussion
2.00 – 2.30 pm : Q&A

For enquiries: Please contact noorab@um.edu. my    
Last Updated: 23/01/2020