Call for Papers: Democracy and Social Justice (Democracy and Social)

Venue: Durban

Location: Durban, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Jan 01, 2008
Registration Date: May 31, 2004
Paper Submission Date: May 31, 2004
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Call for papers: Democracy and Social Justice

Contributions are invited for a special issue of Theoria to mark a decade of democracy in South Africa. For this special issue contributors are invited to reflect on the process and challenge of building democracy and on progress towards social justice since 1994.

Contributions from across the social sciences and humanities, both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary, will be welcomed.

Contributors are encouraged to reflect directly on contemporary theories of democracy and social justice, on how different disciplines might define, address or apply these theories, on the applicability of such theories for processes of democratization and the advancement of social justice, on the implications of actual developments for theory, policy, implementation, research and future change and on the practical results and effects of ten years of social transformation in South Africa. Comparative perspectives, between countries or sectors, or situating South African efforts towards democracy and social justice in regional or global contexts, will also be welcomed.

The deadline for submission of papers is 31 May 2004. Three hard copies of each paper, as well as an electronic version (preferably MSWord), an abstract and a short (three line) biography, should be sent to: Roger Deacon, Managing Editor: THEORIA, P.O.Box 50324, Randjesfontein, 1683, South Africa; e-mail:

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