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Obamania: Will the 2008 Election Put an End to Voter Apathy?

The CINEFOGO Network of excellence organizes in partnership with the Center for International Studies in Citizenship, Democratic Participation and Civil Society a lecture on obamamania the 21st of October 2008 at Roskilde University, Denmark.

21 October 2008 - 21 October 2008

Voter rolls are swelling in states like Montana and North Carolina, where the Democratic Party has not been competitive for decades, political blogs have turned into major fundraising vehicles, and young people and African-Americans are participating in the political process as never before. Has Barack Obama single handed managed to transform presidential politics, or is the enthusiasm of the primary season just a fleeting moment and the result of widespread anger at the Bush administration?

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About the lecturer:
Sasha Polakow-Suransky is Associate Editor at Foreign Affairs magazine in New York and a former correspondent for the American Prospect magazine in Washington, where he wrote on U.S. and European politics. He holds a BA in History and Urban Studies from Brown University and a doctorate from the University of Oxford. His book, The Unspoken Alliance: Israel and Apartheid South Africa, will be published in 2009.About CINEFOGO
CINEFOGO is an acronym for Network of Excellence “Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe – the Making of European Citizenship”. CINEFOGO aims at enhancing the understanding of social and democratic processes, citizenship and democratic participation in Europe. It seeks to provide knowledge about civil society, citizenship and social protection, nourish a public debate on governance and strengthen intellectual co-operation. To learn more on CINEFOGO, visit or send an e-mail to The CINEFOGO Network of Excellence is supported by the European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme, Priority 7: New Forms of Citizenship and Cultural Identities of the European Union.

Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University The Center for International Studies in Citizenship, Democratic Participation, and Civil Society (CIPACI) aims at strengthening research into the social and democratic processes that are involved in defining citizenship rights, enhancing active participation, and organizing democratic interaction between civil society organizations and state at local, regional, national and global levels.