Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


Comparative Research Workshop: Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South

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SOUTH-SOUTH COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMME

Dakar, Senegal. 24th and 25th of July 2014

Call for papers

Within the framework of the third phase of the Africa, Asia and Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Program, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), are pleased to announce the next Comparative Research Workshop on Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South. The Workshop will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 24th and 25th of July 2014.

Objectives

The comparative research workshop is one of the main activities of the South-South program, where senior and mid-career social scientists can participate and discuss their work on some of the major global challenges or on challenges that the Global South, more specifically, is facing. It is intended to increase the relevance and use of Southern perspectives for addressing critical historical and contemporary issues of theory and practice. It is hoped that this workshop will
contribute towards the advancement of comparative thinking and cross-regional networking among different generations of Southern scholars. Participants, who will be drawn from Africa, Asia and Latin America, will be exposed to the socio-historical contexts of other regions of the South. These contexts will, in turn, serve as an input in broadening analytical perspectives and improving the overall quality of scientific engagements by scholars from the South.

Eligibility for Participation

Scholars resident in countries of the South and who are pursuing active academic careers are eligible to take part in the work-shop. Considering these seminars and workshops as essential tools for theoretical and empirical debate, it is also proposed that a number of participants be from countries with relatively less-developed social sciences and preferably have a demonstrable involvement in NGOs, social movements or public institutions. The criteria for the selection of
participants will focus on academic quality, innovative nature of the arguments made, gender and country of origin. These criteria will be developed and implemented by a selection panel.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

All scholars who are interested in presenting papers on any of the themes that are stated in the concept note of the work-shop (or related issues; see below) are invited to send their abstracts to CLACSO, IDEAs or CODESRIA, not later than 28th of March 2014. Shortly thereafter, applicants will be notified of the status of their abstracts. Full papers of the abstracts that are accepted for
presentation must be received by the respective institutions not later than the 15th of May 2014 for assessment before confirmation of final selection.

Applicants are asked to send in full versions of their Curriculum Vitae, including nationality, the scientific discipline (s) in which they are working, a list of recent publications, a summary of the ongoing research activities in which they are involved, and the names of two professional/personal referees.

Applicants from Latin America should send their applications electronically to:
CLACSO - 2014 South-South Research Workshop
Website: www.clacso.org
Consults: prosur@clacso.edu.ar

Applicants from Asia should send their applications electronically to:
IDEAs - 2013 South-South Research Workshop
Email: webmaster@networkideas.org
Website: www.networkideas.org

Applicants from Africa should send their applications electronically to:
CODESRIA 2014 South-South Research Workshop
Email: research.workshop@codesria.sn
(Please use the subject ‘South-South conference” when sending your email)
Website: www.codesria.org

February 26 2014



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