The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) workshop on elections and representation is taking place on 5 and 6 May in Bogotá, Colombia at the Universidad del Rosario. The event is hosted by Juan Vargas from the Universidad del Rosario and Andrés Moya from the Universidad de los Andes.

Elections are often the most concrete opportunity that citizens have to shape the state that governs them. Despite this, they too often result in the election of candidates that are not (or are not felt to be) representative of the electorate’s many ascriptive dimensions.

The workshops will highlight research on questions surrounding the interactions between voting incentives, social demography, and electoral outcomes. It will also serve as a forum to discuss future work aimed at understanding political accountability and the role of identity in voting behaviour and political representation.

The event will include presentations from the following speakers:

For more details, please visit the event website: http://egap.org/blog/egap-20-bogota-may-2017

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