Call for Papers

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Call for Papers
March 1, 2017
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Intellectual History, Military History

National Conference DEFENCE, SECURITY, ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA Department of History and War Studies
February 26 – March 1, 2017

Nigerian Defence Academy, KadunaThe Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, over the years, has acquired an unrivalled reputation for defence and security studies, offering unique gateway for teaching, research and consultancy and delivering practical solutions that make real difference to military personnel and civilians across the globe. Given the array of security and economic challenges ranging from insurgency, terrorism, militancy, ethno-religious and communal con icts, armed robbery, kidnapping, rural banditry, and other new security threats which present disturbing patterns and implications for adequate management, the Department of History and War Studies, NDA, is organizing a National Conference to provide a platform that will bring together the intelligentsia/academics, historians, researchers, policy makers and practitioners, politicians, students, civil society and statesmen to critically deconstruct and reconstruct issues of defence, security, economy and development in Nigeria. The Conference is apt and deliberately designed to provoke a debate that will lead to a more nuanced understanding of the defence, security and economic sectors with a view to overcome the challenges of today. e challenges we face as a nation are real as seen in the current political narrative of our national identity and thus need an urgent response. We therefore, encourage scholarly papers that are critical and innovative, o ering new ideas, concepts and exploring the general theme through the following sub-themes:

A. Nigeria’s Defence Sector since 1960
 Conceptualizing defence and security
 Issues in the leadership of the defence and security sector
 Defence transformation
 DICON and arms production
 Strategies and tactics in managing defence and security
 Weapons system
 Arms procurement
 Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons
 Civil-military relations
B. Security reats: Patterns and Implications for Nigeria
 Conceptualizing security threat
 Origins and dimensions of security threats
 Digital warfare and cyber security
 Boko Haram insurgency
 Niger Delta challenges
 Militancy, kidnapping, hostage taking and armed robbery
 Agrarian/communal crises and rural banditry
 Herdsmen and farmers con ict
 Critical thinking in security sector reform
 Post con ict humanitarian interventions
 Secessionist agitations
C. Nigeria’s Economy
 eoretical and conceptualization of economy
 Origins, nature and character of Nigeria’s economy
 Perspectives/approaches to Nigeria’s economic diversification
 Revamping agricultural sector for export
 Agricultural policies and food security
 Electricity and the manufacturing sector
D. Politics and Development
 Historical perspectives to politics and development
 Media, civil society and politics
 Politics and development in historical development

Abstract of not more than 250 words should be submitted under a sub-theme to Authors should indicate the sub-theme for their paper on submission. Abstracts will be reviewed under sub-themes for acceptance, panels and subsequent publication. Abstracts should include author’s name, paper title, institutional a liation, email address and phone number.

 Dec 14, 2016: Deadline for abstract submissions
 Feb 19, 2017: Deadline for full paper submission
 Feb 26, 2017: Arrival and registration
 Feb 27-28, 2017: Conference dates
 March 1, 2017: Departure

Conference Venue: Ejoor Hall, Post Graduate School Ribadu Campus, Old Site Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna

Conference Fees:

Local Participants N15, 000
International Participants $100
Students N5, 000

Accepted and fully reviewed papers
will be featured in a special edition of
the Journal of History and Military

Contact Info: 

Dr. VS Akran
Chairman, LOC
+234 805 274 5801

Dr. LO Udeagbala
Member, LOC
+234 806 328 7476

Dr. BJ Audu
Secretary, LOC
+234 902 005 6940

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