- features the fundamental role of Africa’s institutions, past and present, in shaping sustainable governance - in the fields of democracy, conflict management, economy and socio-ecological transformation,
- aims at establishing a balance between - at face value - home-grown, adapted or imported institutions,
- draws on the knowledge and experience of scholars from different disciplines.
Institutes for Advanced Studies all over the world are the ideal places for such interdisciplinary work, encouraging encounters of different generations of researchers and providing knowledge hubs for innovation. Therefore, a good part of the conference will be devoted to developing the philosophy of this new research institution based at the University of Ghana: the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa.
All papers are invited papers only.
Participants need to register via miasa.abi [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de