Date: 18th - 19th September, 2018

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Joint conference of exceed (Excellence Centers for Exchange and Development) and DIE (German Development Institute)


The organizers of the conference “Rethinking development cooperation” – the Centers of Excellence for Exchange and Development (Ex/ceed) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) therefore invite contributions on the following topics:

-          Successes and failures of development cooperation

-          New donors and South-South cooperation

-          The SDGs and the future of development studies

-          Power, politics, and the political economy of development cooperation

-          Accountability in development policy

-          Beyond aid: global structural policy and global public goods

-          Post-Development, local knowledge, and alternatives to ‘development’

-          Reflection on cooperation among Universities in North and South

Within these topics, we welcome proposals for conference papers and for discussion panels:

 Conference papers will be presented and discussed in parallel sessions of 3 – 4 papers. The exact focus of these panels depends on papers successfully submitted and grouped together. Proposals for papers should not be longer than 300 words. Papers should usually have between 4000 and 8000 words and should be presented in 15 min.

 Discussion panels offer a platform to discuss in a structured way specific issues within the above framework. A proposal for such a panel should include a key question to be explored, a brief description of the background and main intention of the panel, as well as names of other panel participants and, ideally, of a moderator. In total, there should not be more than four persons on the panel, to leave enough space for inclusion of the audience. Diversity of panel participants is most welcome. Proposals should not be longer than 300 words.

call for proposals EXCEED _ Re-Thinking DC conference_Sep2018

For additional information and submitting a proposal for a discussion panel, register and send it here.

Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2018

The Organizing Committee will send out notifications on the acceptance of paper and panel proposals by 31 May 2018. Invited paper presenters should provide their paper by 15 September 2018.

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