7th International Conference & General Assembly
Date: 25th – 27th March, 2013
Venue: Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
The theme of the 2013 International Conference is “Defining and Rethinking Peace and Security Systems in Transitional Democracies”. This emphasis flows from the normative democratic peace theory which posits that mature democracies hardly resort to violence in dealing with problems but the transitional ones do. What this means in essence is that one of the ingredients of a mature democracy is the preference for peaceful settlement of differences, including joint problem solving attitudes and behaviours such as compromise, cooperation, understanding as well as transparency and accountability.
Scholars and conflict management practitioners are invited to contribute to this discourse. Submitted abstracts and papers may cover various aspects of the subject, including, but not limited to:
• Epistemological, theoretical and methodological issues;
• Threats to political stability;
• Elections and electioneering;
• Settlement of election disputes;
• Post conflict peacebuilding;
• The past in the present & Strategies for revisiting the past;
• The amnesty question in post conflict peacebuilding;
• Truth, justice and reconciliation;
• Anti-corruption measures;
• The demands and activities of armed groups;
• Laws of armed conflict;
• The stabilization role of security agencies;
• Managing ethnic & Religious conflict;
• The role of civil society;
• Peace education;
• The role of international community;
• Local and international best practices… Etc.
Submission guidelines: All submissions MUST include - Title of Paper, Name(s) of Author(s), Institutional Affiliation, Contact Email and Phone Number.
Abstracts: It should be compact with keywords, not more than 250 words (One Page) and electronically mailed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by 31/10/2012.
For further details, please contact Secretary-General: email@example.com
Phone: +2348066559669 or +2348090722006.
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