In this podcast, Francesca Recchia speaks to Hassan Javid about the decision to introduce electronic voting machines in Pakistan for the general elections to be held in 2023. Javid explores the circumstances under which the legislation was passed, the viability of the plan and its impact on electoral transparency given the history of military interference in Pakistan’s democracy.
Hassan Javid has a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also spent some time as an LSE Fellow in Political Sociology. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. Hassan’s research focuses on democratization and the relationship between class, power, and the state in South Asia. He is also interested in examining the enduring institutional legacy of colonialism in post-colonial societies.