IESEconf2020: New deadline for submission of proposals is May 15
Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for submitting the proposals for panels and/or communications for the VI International Conference “Conflict, Violence and Development”, organized by the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) taking place on 15th and 16th September 2020, in Maputo, has been extended until 15th May. Interested scholars can find out how to submit their proposals here.
Founded in 2007, the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) is an independent research organization, whose main vocation is to carry out scientific research, through it, to produce knowledge and intellectual capacity and to feed the public debate on issues of economic, social and political development in Mozambique. It has four main topics of research. The topic “Economy and Development” focuses on the study of the political economy of the accumulation patterns in Mozambique and its transformation. The group focuses on three fundamental and interconnected issues: (i) the dynamics of mobilization and allocation of resources, looking at the role of the State, fiscal and public expenditure policy, the expansion and dynamics of financial institutions, and the implications and standards emerging macroeconomic conditions; (ii) emerging production, trade and investment patterns, their relationship with dynamics of primitive accumulation and the challenges of diversification and articulation of the productive base; and (iii) regional, international and international economic dynamics, trends and crises and their implications for Mozambique. The topic “Poverty and Social Protection” inserts the study of living conditions, poverty and prosperity in the context of social protection mechanisms, initiatives and actions aimed at providing dignified human security, reducing, mitigating the factors of vulnerability and the risk of lack and insecurity of citizens. The research projects promoted in the group cover different mechanisms of social protection, associated with broad or restricted systems, ex-ante or ex-post, public and private, including contributory and non-contributory financial systems (formal or informal) or charitable social assistance. The topic “Citizenship and Governance” focuses on the study of the process of building the State and democratic governance. The research projects promoted within this group address issues related to electoral participation, the media and the political culture of parties and citizens and the relationship between citizens and their political representatives, with an emphasis on participation mechanisms at the local level. Finally, the topic “Mozambique in the World” studies the relations of Mozambique with the World, particularly with the countries of Southern Africa and with the so-called emerging economies, namely Brazil, India, Russia and China (BRICS). More specifically, issues related to the impact of the expansion of South African capital in post-apartheid Southern Africa are analysed; structural and historical dependence of regional economies on the South African economy; representation, citizenship and political participation in southern Africa; characteristics, impact and implications of the BRICS presence in Africa. Thus, the institute has a mission to organize, carry out and promote high-quality, interdisciplinary, pluralist and heterodox research on relevant issues related to these four topics by promoting the necessary training for such research and, publishing and disseminating research results with the aim of feeding the public debate on development policies and options. Website: http://www.iese.ac.mz/