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!
Thiemo Fetzer, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Monica Martinez-Bravo, CEMFI, Spain
Josiah Ober, Stanford University, United States
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.
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
Conference Contact Information
The Chair of Political Economy
48151 Münster, Germany