[CFP] Conference 2023 – Africa Working Group

International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE)
13th annual conference 

‘The Chronicles of Multiple Crises Foretold’
September 6-8, 2023, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain 

Africa Working Group  

Call for papers and panels 

The Africa Working Group invites proposals for individual papers or panels at IIPPE’s 2023 Annual Conference (Madrid, Spain, 6-8 September). The Africa working group regularly contributes to the annual conference to bring together activists and scholars of Africa, and those in other IIPPE working groups, who share an interest in radical approaches to political economy, acknowledging the social relations in capitalism and often with a critical Marxist perspective. Visit here for more information: http://iippe.org/working-groups/africa-working-group/   

The conference this year focuses on ‘The Chronicles of Multiple Crises Foretold’We particularly welcome papers directly related to the core themes of this year’s conference, with particular attention to:   

  • Africa in the global environmental crises  
  • Africa, global conflict and imperialist competition  
  • Africa in the economic crisis and the role of international financial institutions  
  • the state, authoritarianism and democracy in Africa  
  • emerging alternatives and popular movements for sovereignty

As always, presentations on all aspects of political economy are also welcome. The Africa Working Group is supported by the Review of African Political Economy (RoAPE), whose contributions are based on politically engaged scholarship from a range of disciplines. The journal pays particular attention to the political economy of inequality, exploitation, oppression, and to struggles against them, whether driven by global forces or local ones such as class, race, community and gender. It sustains a critical analysis of the nature of power and the state in Africa in the context of capitalist globalisation. Visit roape.net to see some of the Review’s more fast-moving analysis on the climate crisis, critical agrarian studies, 21st century imperialism, popular protest and class struggle, debt and poverty.   

The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 March 2023.  

To submit a proposal, please go to the following link: https://whova.com/portal/registration/iippe_202309/nni4xwk1 

The above link will take you to the submission page on our conference platform, Whova, which administers the proposals in the form of issuing a ‘ticket’. On the first page, please change the quantity of ticket to 1 and then click ‘next’ to proceed. On the second page, fill in the required information, select the Africa Working Group, and submit your abstract/proposal. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as completed.  

Please contact the Africa working group coordinators – Hannah Cross h.cross@westminster.ac.uk and Elisa Greco eligreco@yahoo.com with any enquiries and do also inform us if you are submitting a panel so that we can group the papers together. 

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