Causes and consequences of mutation, progression or stagnation in processes of political change and territorial conflicts are main research objects for studies on comparative politics. These questions also constitute principal theoretical and analytical challenges for area studies focused in MENA countries.
These topics are currently addressed by two research projects: “Persistence of authoritarianism and political change processes in MENA countries: consequences on political regimes and the international scene” – funded by Junta de Andalucía and coordinated by prof. Inmaculada Szmolka– and “Analysis of natural resources management and exploitation in conflictive scenarios: the case study of Western Sahara”, funded by Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad and coordinated by prof. Raquel Ojeda. These projects prolong the academic trajectory initiated several decades ago by the Group for Research on Mediterranean Studies (GEIM) at the Universidad de Granada.
The II International Conference Political Change and Territorial Conflicts in North Africa and Middle East (CAPOLCOT II) results from a collaborative initiative of both research projects. It aims at approaching, exchanging and debating theoretical foundations, analytical resources and research results of studies on political change processes and territorial conflicts in MENA countries.
CAPOLCOT welcomes paper proposals focused on theoretical, methodological or empirical aspects of the following issues related to both political change and territorial conflicts.
5th September, 2018: Submission of proposals.
24th September, 2018: Accepted proposals.
26th October, 2018: Submission of full papers.
9th November, 2018: Publication of the final meeting’s programme.
23th -24th November, 2018: International Conference CAPOLCOT.
Sending proposals : firstname.lastname@example.org