22-23th October 2020 Political Parties in Africa

Political Parties in Africa - Conference Series Internal Changes and Foreign Policy of African Countries

22-23th October 2020 (Thursday and Friday) – Porto

Organization: CEAUP, Institute for African Studies - Moscow , U. Pretoria

In Africa, the political party (as well as the Trade Union) has been one of the most successful African acculturations in order to enforce social and political change during colonial times. Within the new African States -especially after 1990 and the rise of multiparty elections - an inflated number of political parties and movements has arisen. Regardless of their different social standings, different organisational endurance and their very much different position regarding to power, a flux of new African political organisations keep expressing deep trends of African societies. How much has this phenomena impacted African inner and foreign policies? Is there an African way for the Political Party more than one century after being imported?

This Conference expects to discuss these issues in interdisciplinary mode as well as to give a broad overview on the much different situations that have emerged throughout the continent.

• Call for panels – up to 31st January 2020
• Call for papers – from 15th February to 30th April 2020
• Validation and notification of acceptance – 31st May 2020

Guideline for proposals
1. panels (minimal number of 3 participants for panel);
2. papers (maximum 300 words, abstracts in English or in two languages being one of them English )

• English, French, Portuguese and Russian

• Proposals should be sent to CEAUP: ceaup@letras.up.pt

Registration fees:
• Participants with paper: 100 € (40€ for Ph.D. students and for participants from African Research centers or Institutions)
• Participants just attending: Free
• The members of the Scientific Committee and of the organizing institutions will be exempted from registration fee