International Workshop on
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP
Date and Location
26 february 2021
The workshop addresses the origin and prospects of democracy and dictatorship, policy control and governance structures in comparative political systems and transition processes from dictatorship to democracy and vice versa. Bringing together scholars interested in interdisciplinary work on comparative political systems is our focus.
We welcome theoretical as well as empirical papers by both economists and other social scientists. In particular, papers may cover topics such as:
- Political accountability in autocracies and democracies
- Violence, conflicts, and revolutions
- Political stability and transitions
- Institutional change and prosperity
- Constitutional history of democracy
- Culture, religion, and political institutions
After successful introduction last year, in 2021 there will be again a special session on the "Political Economy of Europe" sponsored by the Center for European Studies (CefES-DEMS) at Bicocca University. Submissions to the special session may cover topics in:
- European governance
- Economic and political dynamics across Europe
Please specify in your submission if your paper should be considered for the special session.
Thomas Apolte, University of Münster, Germany
Mario Ferrero, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
Mario Gilli, Bicocca University Milan, Italy
Yuan Li, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Deadlines and Submission
Abstract submission deadline: November, 1st 2020 (max. 300 words)
--> Please indicate, if you are submitting for the special session on the Political Economy of Europe
Notification: December 1st, 2020
Full paper submission deadline: January 31st, 2021
Registration open: December 1st, 2020 to January 31st, 2020
Please submit your abstract via the online submission form below.
The workshop is free of charge.
Conference Contact Information
The Chair of Political Economy
48151 Münster, Germany
The call for papers can be downloaded here.