INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN AFRICA

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
December 4, 2019 to December 6, 2019
Location: 
Nigeria
Subject Fields: 
Government and Public Service, Political Science, Social Sciences, African History / Studies

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN AFRICA

VENUE: The University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria DATE: December 04 – 06, 2019


Can African elections ever be violence-free? This questions resonates as the year 2019 is one in which elections have held in many
African countries and the gory reality of violence brings to the fore the age-long malaise that has stifled the continent's democratic
advancement. Elections held in the continent this year are a reversal of gains made in many African countries as the electoral space
became conflict-ridden and violent. Incidents such as arson, demonstrations, killings, gagging of the press, arrest of the
opposition, and unprecedented level of populism with the effect of heating up the system among others became widespread.
Experiences from these elections show that not much gains have been made to improve elections in the continent to the extent that
they can serve as vehicles for democratic governance.
We call on scholars, policy makers and postgraduate students in Africa and beyond to contribute to the interrogation of the issues
and challenges surrounding elections and electoral violence in Africa. Abstracts are welcome on the following and related subthemes.
· Theoretical issues in elections and democracy in Africa
· Elections and electoral violence in Africa
· Populism and electoral violence in Africa
· Social media, citizen journalism and electoral violence in
Africa
· Opposition politics and electoral violence in Africa
· Ethnic politics and electoral violence in Africa
· Race and electoral violence in Africa
· Religion and electoral violence in Africa
· Electoral justice and electoral violence in Africa
· Election Management Bodies, electoral institutions and
electoral violence in Africa
· Democratic reforms and electoral violence in Africa
We expect deeply researched papers with clear methodological and theoretical standings of not less than 5, 000 words- from
participants who may write individually or jointly. Kindly send abstracts in line with any or some of the above sub-themes. The
abstract should include keywords and short bio(s) of author(s) with all totaling 300 words maximum.
IMPORTANT DATES
- 30 September, 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts
- 02 October, 2019: Decision on abstracts announced
- 31 October, 2019: Full Papers are due for submission
- 03 December, 2019: Arrival and registration for the Conference
- 04-06 December, 2019: Conference
CONFERENCE FEES:
- International Participants: $ 200 
- Nigerian Participants: N15, 000

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT:
victor.ojakorotu@nwu.ac.za, oeesuola@unilag.edu.ng and
contactdele@gmail.com
Website: www.havilahglo.co.za
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Professor Sat Obiyan
Department of Political Science,
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Professor Christopher Aforke Isike,
Department of Political Science,
University of Pretoria, South Africa
and Vice President,
International Political Science Association

Conference Convener:

Professor Victor Ojakorotu
Deputy Director
School of Government Studies
Department of Politics & International
Relations, Faculty of Humanities
North-West University, Mafikeng


Dr Kayode Eesuola
Department of Political Science/IADS
University of Lagos, Lagos,
Nigeria
+234 812 651 9419

Contact Info: 

Professor Victor Ojakorotu

Department of Politics & International Relations, School of Government Studies

North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa