IPRA 2016

 

INTERNATIONAL PEACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (IPRA)

26th IPRA International General Conference on

‘AGENDA FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT:  

 

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE

November 27th -1st December, 2016   

 

Theme of the Conference:  AGENDA FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT:  Conflict Prevention, Post-Conflict Transformation, and the Conflict, Disaster and Sustainable Development Debate

Internal Conflicts Commission

Profile

The Internal Conflict Commission seeks to investigate intra-state political, ethnic, religious and communal conflicts. It seeks to analyze internal political tensions, confrontations and violence, their multiple economic, social and cultural causes, their outcomes, as well as external involvements. Internal conflicts, of course are not all of the same type and do not follow same patterns. Some of them have strictly internal causes, while others were/are exacerbated by external interferences, or even invasions. Terrorism for example is often imported and has both external and internal dimensions. The list of countries which witnessed such conflicts and crises is extensive and not limited to the list bellow:- Middle East and North Africa: Arab Revolts; Sectarian and Ethnic Conflicts, and Violence; Foreign Pressures, Interferences and “Regime Change”; Palestinian Disunity; Power Struggle in Iran.

Internal Conflicts Commission Call for Papers

We welcome contributions based on one country, region, comparative, or/and broader conceptualization of internal conflicts, and reflecting but not limited to the following themes:

  • Ethnic conflicts' drivers and implications to internal peace.-
  •  Religion-driven extremisms (causes, consequences and outcomes including references to historical trajectories.
  • Post uprising and regime changes conflicts and challenges to transitions.
  • Internal conflicts and state building or re-building and challenges to nation-state sustainability.
  • Socio-economic root causes of internal conflicts.-
  • Internal conflicts and relative weights of internal and external actors.-

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Three types of submissions will be considered: abstracts, individual papers, and panel discussions. Where appropriate, submissions should be written according to a scholarly style manual. The same submission should not be submitted to more than one Commission. Any double submission will be automatically removed from the system. In order to accommodate audio-visual needs, please indicate specific equipment needs during the submission process. Please make the request only if necessary. Student papers should be clearly identified in the header. All submissions should be completed by uploading your completed form into the central submission database on the IPRA 2016 Conference web site. Abstracts or panel proposals should be included in the Application Form but completed papers should be sent as attachments at least two months before the conference. To ensure blind review, ALL NAMES MUST BE REMOVED from the abstracts or panel proposals before they are uploaded in the application form. Any abstract or panel proposal with names or affiliations of the author(s) will be removed from the review process.

For specific details regarding types of submissions see below:

ABSTRACT

Abstract should include a title and should be between 300 and 500 words  addressing the purpose of the research, the goals, methods, and the type of data.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Proposals for panel discussions should include the title of the submission, description of the panel and how it will be conducted, presenters’ names and institutional affiliations, and a 1-2 page panel rationale which explains the justification for the panel. Please also include abstracts from the individual contributors to the panel. Preference will be given to proposals featuring participants from different institutions.

COMPLETED PAPERS

Completed paper submissions due two months before the conference should include a title and a 100-150 word abstract.

For more information about IPRA, the 2016 conference, or to submit an application form, abstract or proposal, go to www.ipra2016.org or http://iprapeace.org/

 

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IPRA 2016 CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT   

  • Senthan Selvarajah -- (Northumbria University, UK)
  • Di Luo --(Northumbria University, UK)
  • Brima Bah, University of Sierra Leone, SL 

 

IPRA 2016 CONFERENCE BROCHURE EDITORIAL COMMITTEE  

  • Ibrahim Seaga Shaw—Northumbria University, UK
  • Senthan Selvarajah—Northumbria University, UK

 

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