SOCIAL PROTECTION IN AFRICA: A STUDY OF PARADIGMS AND CONTEXTS

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
April 10, 2019
Location: 
Nigeria
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Economic History / Studies, African History / Studies, Public Policy, Social Sciences

OBINRIN AFRIKA INITIATIVE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (RC: 118822)

E-MAIL: obiradeducation@gmail.com

P.O. Box 23182, U.I. Post Office, Ibadan, Nigeria.

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

TITLE OF PUBLICATION:

SOCIAL PROTECTION IN AFRICA: A STUDY OF PARADIGMS AND CONTEXTS


CONCEPT

Social protection has been the focal point of policy implementation in contemporary Africa. Basically, it is aimed at the eradication of poverty and to ensure inclusive development. However on the African continent, there are several challenges that influence social protection. Reports from the International Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (2016), shows that there are impressive growths in the provision of social protection in the last 15 years. Health, education, food security, cash transfers, business support have been designed and implemented. According to International Labour Organisation (ILO), it is estimated that about 10 per cent of the economically active population is covered by statutory social security schemes. Yet, poverty and high cost of living abound in African societies, which makes the need for social protection very important. At national and international levels, there is active cooperation to ensure efficient policy mapping. In contemporary era of democratic dispensations in Africa, various factors account for dissemination of social protection policies, some are aimed at seeking votes to win elections. Governance of social protection is politicised, while non-governmental organisations also seek to perform social protection for different reasons. Irrespective of the reasons, attaining favourable Human Development Index (HDI) is important. Furthermore, the most vulnerable people are women and children, who tend to be affected by the adverse effect of patriarchy, climate change, violence, displacement and so on. Thus, social protection cannot be examined without recourse into the kind of milieus that underpins development in African societies. Articles (chapters) are welcomed but not limited to the following themes:

 

  • Theories and Epistemological issues in Social Protection
  • Historical Perspectives on Social Protection
  • African Culture and Social Protection
  • Capitalism and Social Protection
  • Industrial Labour and Social Protection
  • Party politics and Social Protection
  • Governance and Social Protection
  • Non-governmental organisations and Social Protection
  • Civil Society and Social Protection
  • Religion and Social Protection
  • Gender and Social Protection
  • Terrorism and Social Protection
  • Diaspora remittances and Social Protection
  • Migration and Social Protection
  • International organisations and Social Protection
  • Education and Social Protection
  • Health and Social Protection
  • Food and Social Protection
  • Communalism and Social Protection
  • Finance and Social Protection
  • Housing and Social Protection
  • Technology and Social Protection

 

Articles on these issues are welcomed with endnotes style of referencing using the Chicago Manual Style. The articles should be double-spaced. The chapter must be an original work that is not under consideration for any other publication. Tables, figures and illustrations should be attached in a separate file indicating its place in the body of the chapter. Please forward chapter synopsis to: obiradeducation@gmail.com on or before February 10, 2019.

OBJECTIVE

The proposed book project seeks to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to the study of social protection in Africa. The book is expected to serve multiple interests for scholars in academia, policy makers, development practitioners, non-government organisations and so on. Furthermore, it aims to foster new frontiers of knowledge on social protection in Africa. The proposed book will be edited by:

  • Mutiat Titilope Oladejo Ph.D.; Department of History, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • Nkechinyere Okoli-Uwajumogu Ph.D.; Department of Economics, Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi, Nigeria.
  • Olakunle A. Tijani; Lecturer, Federal College of Education, Potiskum, Nigeria.

TIMELINES

A maximum of 20 pages is expected for each chapter. Contributors have 3-months to submit the first draft of their chapter. All manuscripts will be subjected to peer-review.

  • February 10, 2019 – Submission of Chapter Synopsis
  • April 10, 2019 – First Draft Submission
  • May 15, 2019 – Peer-Review Decision/ Manuscript Returned for Revision
  • June 30, 2019 – Submission of Final Draft

 

 

Contact Info: 

Mutiat T. Oladejo

E-MAIL: obiradeducation@gmail.com

P.O. Box 23182, U.I. Post Office, Ibadan, Nigeria.