CALL FOR PAPERS
Post-Development, Post-Democracy, Post-Colonial Legacies: Evolving Political Landscapes in the African Context
Lancaster University Ghana – ACCRA – Wednesday, May 24th
Furthermore, since the return to multi-party democracy across most of the continent in the 1990s, democratic governance has been on the agenda, including many successful and peaceful changes of power from one civilian regime to another. At the same time, many challenges remain: is democratic governance or multi-party elections translating into substantive gains in participatory governance where the electorate beyond the rituals of voting is truly involved in the governance process? Is there a link between democratic governance and socio-economic well-being, inclusive citizenship, equitable allocation of resources? This interdisciplinary international conference will seek to re-think the links between development, human emancipation, democracy and indigenous knowledge, in an attempt to address the challenges facing the African continent.
Requirements for Acceptance
Each individual may make only one presentation: as a paper presenter.
The Conference Committee will review only complete proposals. Incomplete proposals will be automatically rejected. All proposals must be submitted by email at [email protected] Proposals must be submitted in English.
Individual Paper Proposals
The paper abstract should consist of a statement about the topic, the nature and extent of the research on which the paper is based, and a brief summary of the main argument(s) (a maximum of 200 words). The quality of the paper abstract is the main criterion for acceptance. The Conference Committee will create panels from individual submissions with common themes and identify a panel chair and a discussant.
Letters of Invitation
Lancaster University Ghana will provide a letter of invitation to assist individuals in expediting visas and securing funding. A request for a letter of invitation can be made by email at [email protected] If you need a letter of invitation, you should submit a request at the same time you submit your paper.