Wed, Jun 22

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Accra, Ghana

Afrobarometer x Pasiri Junior Scholars' Workshop

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Afrobarometer x Pasiri  Junior Scholars' Workshop

Time & Location

Jun 22, 10:00 AM GMT – Jun 24, 2:00 PM GMT

Accra, Ghana

About the Event

Call for Proposals: Prospects and Perils for African Democracy

 

Afrobarometer and the Program on African Social Research (Pasiri) invite proposals for

our second Junior Scholars’ Workshop to be held in Accra, Ghana, June 22-24, 2022.

 

Recent coups in West Africa and elsewhere have again demonstrated the precarity of

democracy in Africa. Even as surveys reveal that the majority of Africans prefer

democratic rule, African political elites seem incapable of entrenching substantive

democratic institutions.

For this workshop, we welcome proposals from scholars working on the trajectory of

democracy across Africa’s 54 countries. What are the prospects for substantive

democracy in Africa? What role has the COVID pandemic played in undermining or

promoting democratic rule? How are populist politicians and social movements

transforming the nature of democracy? What about the military and other violent

actors? What impact has foreign investment and economic growth had on

democratization? What role, if any, for the international community? 

Priority for the Junior Scholars Workshops is given to scholars based at African

institutions, though all proposals will be considered for participation. Scholars interested

in using Afrobarometer data in their research are especially encouraged to apply. Costs

for selected participants will be covered and all participants will receive a small

honorarium. To be considered for participation, please send a 300 word proposal to

africansocialresearch@gmail.com no later than March 8, 2022. Be sure to include your

current degree or appointment status and institutional affiliation (where relevant).

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