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

Africa and the World Order: Democracy, Liberalism and Globalisation


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For the 2003 session of the Annual Social Science Campus, the theme that has been selected is: Africa and the World Order: Democracy, Liberalism and Globalisation. The choice of the theme is borne out by a desire to advance theoretical reflection on the ways in which Africa is defining itself, in addition to being defined and contributing to the definition of a global order that is undergoing a major, multi-faceted transformation which touches on all aspects of the human experience. The literature is replete with many of the numerous questions that are being thrown up by the multiple and multi-layered process of global restructuring that is taking place; even more questions are emerging from the local-level impact which the restructuring process is having, as well as the responses which it is eliciting. The scope for a deep multi-disciplinary reflection on the content, direction, bearers, evolving structures, and consequences of global re-ordering, is therefore, very broad and scholars are invited to focus on the African context and experience using democracy, liberalism and globalisation as their entry points

December 28 2009