Africa Berlin International Conference (ABIC)
|Event Date/Time: Aug 27, 2012||End Date/Time: Aug 31, 2012|
|Registration Date: Apr 14, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Apr 14, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2012|
â€œTowards Peace, Security and Sustainable Development in Africaâ€
The Africa Berlin International Conference (ABIC) which in collaboration with Humboldt University, Berlin, provides a forum for research and debate on Africaâ€™s developmental challenges invites paper for a conference to discuss peace, security and sustainable development in Africa. The idea is to have a closer look at the relationship between peace, security and sustainable development in Africa. Some set of normative theoretical questions that arise from this relationship are: First, the question about the normativity of social arrangements or structures from the point of view of social reality. This makes peace a social contract that gets locked into a cognitive and theoretical framework of harmonizing expectations between parties or enabling parties to predict each otherâ€™s responses. The second question, which leads directly back to the first, is about the extent to which theories of security, have to draw on existing empirical evidence and experience regarding the functioning of differing institutional arrangements, in order to avoid merely issuing normative demands of peace in a vacuum. The third question is about how the absence of antagonistic conflicts (security) enables sustainable development. In other words, when associated expectations of people are met in a society, there is a social order (security) that enables prosperity and sustains development.
The conference holds on 27th â€“ 31st August, 2012 at 13a Phillipstr, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
All scholars and graduate students of all disciplines are eligible to apply with a submission of an abstract (maximum of 250 words) and a registration fee of 120 Euros (for conference materials and a copy of conference proceeding). The deadline of application is March 31st, 2012, and the extended deadline is April 14, 2012. The abstract should include the paper title, the author's name, address, telephone number, email address, institutional affiliation and about 5 key words. Authors are allowed to select one or two subject areas where their papers fit in. Full length papers must be submitted by July 30th, 2012. Abstracts and full papers must be submitted by electronic mail to:
Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and selected papers will be published in book form.
Among the topics to be examined are:
The use of Science and Technology in ensuring and enhancing security
The War against Corruption
Democracy and Peace
Emerging trend of free and fair elections in Africa: Building confidence for the future
Socioeconomic costs and benefits of government subsidies in Africa: Promoters, Gainers and losers.
Government regulations and economic performance in Africa
Preventing Electoral Violence
Theatre as tool of development
Law, Peace and Security
Combating Boko Haram-like security treats
Development Strategies for Africa
Film as Medium of Mobilization and Education
Africaâ€™s Millennium Development Goals
The Role of Formal and Informal Education in Conflict Prevention
The Role of African languages in fostering development