The African Governance Architecture (AGA), Department of Political Affairs, African Union, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites researchers, academics, civil society actors, to submit articles or papers for publication in the maiden edition of the African Youth Journal of Democracy (AYJOD). The Journal is an annual publication that engages youth, researchers, academics and activists in critical conversations and debates on the future of democracy in Africa.
The open-source journal is published to build a culture of research and scholarship amongst young Africans in a bid to enhance the quality of their contributions to democratization in Africa. AYJOD is published in furtherance of the African Union Agenda 2063 which promotes intellectual debates and knowledge sharing as key drivers of continental integration, prosperity and democratic development. The Agenda seeks to establish platforms for Africans especially young people to engage intellectual discussions that deepen democratization, rule of law, human rights, civic participation and development. The maiden edition of the journal focuses on institutionalizing the participation of women and youth in political processes in Africa.
Interested contributors are invited to submit manuscripts in the following sub- themes:
- Party systems and electoral systems
- Young women and political rights
- Legal architecture of youth and women political participation
- Youth leagues or young wings of political parties
- God-fatherism and money politics in Africa
- Social media and political socialization
- Youth leadership and inter-generational dialogue
- Youth, Electoral violence and radicalization
- Civil society and political society relationship
- Innovation in Political Governance
- Youth, Elections and Constitutionalism
All submissions will be subjected to a review and selection process. Manuscripts must be typed, double-spacing with a minimum of 4000 words and maximum of 5000 words with references. References must be in numbered endnotes. Full-length papers must include an abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief biography of no more than 100 words. All submissions should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org as email attachment formatted in Microsoft word. All papers must be submitted in English or French. Research papers or articles submitted by young researchers of African descent will be given priority consideration.
Deadline for submission of manuscripts is October 26, 2015.
Authors of selected papers will participate in an all expense paid trip to Kigali, Rwanda in November 2015 for the Youth Consultation to the High Level Dialogue and the High Level Dialogue on Democracy and Governance.
All questions on this call should be forwarded to:
Youth Engagement Lead
African Union Commission
Head of Research, Policy & Advocacy
Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement
For more information visit www.ayjod.org
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