Earlier this month the Liberal government released a review of Canada’s international assistance efforts. The review recommends that we strengthen our international humanitarian response in a number of key areas – including democratic governance. What might this look like? Lisa Sundstrom, associate professor of political science at the University of British Columbia, stopped by to offer some insights into Canadian international assistance and democracy promotion.

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Photo caption: A woman shows her ink-stained finger, indicating that she has voted in Palestinian municipal elections, Bethlehem, West Bank, Oct. 20, 2012.

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Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom
Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom is an associate professor of political science at the University of British Columbia. Her major research interests include democratization, human rights, women’s rights, the politics of international democracy assistance, and NGOs. Books include Funding Civil Society: Foreign Assistance and NGO Development in Russia (2006) and Global Commons, Domestic Decisions: The Comparative Politics of Climate Change (2010, co-edited with Kathryn Harrison).