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5th International Conference on

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP

Date and Location

24-26 February 2022

University of Münster, Germany

We are currently planning for an in-person conference!

 

Keynote Speakers

Thiemo Fetzer, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Monica Martinez-Bravo, CEMFI, Spain

Josiah Ober, Stanford University, United States

 

Conference Description

The conference 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

In 2022, the Center for European Studies (CefES-DEMS) at Bicocca University Milan will again host a special session on the "Political Economy of Europe".
Submissions to the special session may cover topics in:

  • European governance
  • Economic and political dynamics across Europe

Please check the “Consideration for Special Session” upon submission if your paper should be considered for the special session.

 

Scientific Board

Thomas Apolte, University of Münster, Germany

Mario Ferrero, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy

Mario Gilli, Bicocca University Milan, Italy

Yuan Li, IN-EAST Institute for East-Asian Studies, Germany

 

PEDD Yound Scholar Award

We proudly introduce the 1st Annual PEDD Young Scholar Award! A jury consisting of five long-time members of the PEDD community will award the prize of 500 € to the best paper authored by one or multiple researchers under the age of 35 (age by September 1, 2021) – in the case of multiple authors, all authors must be under the age of 35 at the aforementioned date. The prize is awarded based on the written contribution.

If you are eligible and would like to be considered for the PEDD Young Scholar Award, please check the “Consideration for PEDD Young Scholar Award”-box upon submission. We are looking forward to your contributions.

 

Deadlines and Submission

Abstract submission deadline: September 1, 2021 (max. 300 words, via conference webpage)

Extended deadline: September 15, 2021

Please submit your abstract below!
 

Notification: October 15, 2021

Registration deadline: January 15, 2022

Full paper submission deadline: January 31, 2022

 

Registration Fees

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Conference Contact Information

The Chair of Political Economy

Scharnhorststr. 100

48151 Münster, Germany

e-mail: pedd@wiwi.uni-muenster.de