presented by YOLANDA MARGARITA MEYENBERG LEYCEGUI,
The recent electoral processes show the distance between citizens and political parties and the widespread impression that
governments and politicians are corrupt, that they only seek their personal interests and are unable to provide a response to their constituencies demands. Professor Meyenberg will approach the scenario prior to the 2018 electoral process from three different perspectives: 1) the democratic deficits in terms of security and violence, employment, equity and social welfare, and transparency; 2) the costs of democracy, based on the question: the money spent in the electoral processes and given to the parties improves the quality of democracy? 3) the electoral forecasts, based on the voter turnout polls, the potential candidates and their government agendas.
Professor Meyenbeg Leycegui holds a PhD in Social Sciences from El Colegio de Mexico. Today she is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Social Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where she is the academic coordinator of the Diploma in Political Communication.
1550 Conference Room UH University Hall
Admission free and open to the public
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