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Call for Papers: Law and Social Order in Africa, 17th June 2013

April 15, 2013

University of Oxford, Department of International Development, 17th June 2013

Now in its third year, this workshop promises to provide a day of lively, multi-disciplinary panel discussions on the subject of law and social order in Africa.

The creation and enforcement of law and the maintenance of social order have been key concerns for states, societies and individuals in Africa. However, the way in which these terms have been defined, practiced and justified has shifted across time and space. In our panel discussions, we hope to unearth some of the contestation that surrounds these shifts, and the consequences of such contestation.

We welcome papers from a range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) politics, history, anthropology, criminology and law.

There will be four panels during the day with three speakers on each. Speakers will be expected to talk for 20 minutes, each followed by discussion from the floor.

If you are interested in speaking on a panel please send your proposed title, with an abstract of 500–700 words to by 1st May 2013.