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  • The Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship, 22 – 24 February 2017, University of Münster, Germany

    Call for papers

    Date:

    22 – 24 February 2017

    Location:

    University of Münster, Germany

    Hosts:

    Thomas Apolte, University of Münster, Germany

    Mario Gilli, Bicocca University Milan, Italy

    Yuan Li, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

     

    Keynote Speakers:

    Toke Aidt, Cambridge University, UK

    Sabine Carey, University of Mannheim, Germany

    Barry Weingast, Stanford University, USA

    Ronald Wintrobe, Western University, CA

     

    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. We will have up to 36 papers presented in three parallel sessions, in addition to four keynote lectures. Bringing together scholars that are interested in interdisciplinary work comparing political systems is our focus.

    We welcome theoretical as well as empirical papers by both economists and other social scientists with an interdisciplinary background. In particular, papers may cover topics such as:

    • Institutional change and prosperity

    • Violence and political stability

    • Constitutional history of democracy

    • Political economy of revolutions

    • Political accountability in autocracies

    • Culture, religion, and political institutions

     

    Deadlines and Submission:

    • Abstract submission deadline August 1, 2016 (see conference webpage)

    • Notification of acceptance August 31, 2016

    • Full paper submission deadline December 31, 2016

    • Registration open until January 15, 2017

     

    Conference Contact Information:

    The Chair of Political Economy

    Scharnhorststr. 100

    48151 Münster, Germany

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

    URL: www.wiwi.uni-muenster.de/loep/en/pedd

  • Lingua/language:

    • Italiano
    • English
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