7th International Conference on
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP
The call for papers can be found here.
Date and Location
February 22-24, 2024
University of Münster, Germany
Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University, USA.
Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
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 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 addition, the Center for European Studies (CefES-DEMS) at Bicocca University Milan will 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.
PEDD Young Scholar Award
The PEDD Young Scholar Award is given to the best paper authored by one or multiple junior researchers under the age of 35 (age by September 25, 2023) – 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. The PEDD Young Scholar Award is endowed with a monetary award of 500 €.
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 25, 2023 (max. 300 words, via submission form below)
Notification: October 30, 2023
Full paper submission deadline: January 31, 2024
Please send your full paper to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to register for the conference, please use the link provided in your acceptance notice or contact the PEDD team via email (email@example.com).
Registration open: October 30, 2023 to January 15, 2024
Before December 1, 2023:
- Senior researchers: 125€
- PhD students: 100€
From December 1, 2023:
- Senior researchers: 175€
- PhD students: 125€
Paper Selection Committee
Antonis Adam, University of Ioannina, Greece
Giacomo De Luca, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Alfa Farah, Diponegoro University, Indonesia
Mario Gilli, Bicocca University Milan, Italy
Helena Helfer, University of Münster, Germany
Kim Leonie Kellermann, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
PEDD Conference Board
Thomas Apolte, University of Münster
Alfa Farah, Diponegoro University
Lena Gerling, University of Münster
Helena Helfer, University of Münster
Kim Leonie Kellermann, Ruhr University Bochum
Manuel Santos Silva, Freie Universität Berlin
The Chair of Political Economy
48151 Münster, Germany