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Call for papers: ‘ECOWAS and Democratic Reversals in West Africa’

We would like to draw your attention to the following call for papers in: African Renaissance, Vol. 9 No 2 2012

Deadline: June 20, 2012.

At a time of unparalleled optimism that democratic consciousness is being gradually cemented in the consciousness of many Africans, some parts of West Africa, for a long time highly infamous for its ‘man on the horseback’, are showing signs of relapsing to their old, bad habits. Since the new wave of democratisation in Africa began in the 1990s, there have been military seizures or attempted seizure of power in some West African countries – Togo, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Guinea Bissau.

How has the regional supranational group ECOWAS tried to meet the challenge? Is the democratic project across the West African sub-region under threat? (i.e. articles are welcome either on ECOWAS’ engagements with the states after the coup or the prospects of democratic relapse in the West African sub region)

Guidelines for submission of papers

Articles must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words. Any tables or images must be cleared numbered and should be done in gray scale (minimum resolution: 300 pixels). There must be consistency in the use sub-heading and sub-heading. Referencing style must be Harvard.
- For books, italicise the title
- For journal articles, please use single quote marks on the article
- For a chapter in edited book, please put the title of the chapter in single quote marks and italicise the title of the book

Proofreading: Kindly ensure that the work is well-proofread before submitting to us.
Deadline: June 20, 2012.
Contact details: Dr. Jideofor Adibe,
About African Renaissance: African Renaissance is a peer-reviewed journal of African politics and society has been published consistently since 2004, rarely missing a deadline, making it one of the longest-surviving, independently published social science journals on Africa. The journal is indexed at EBSCOHOST.

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