Challenges to Democratisation and Peace-Building in Africa: The Case of Mali

Event Type
Workshop

Location/Date
Duisburg, 12.12.2014

Organiser

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), GIGA (German Institute of Global and Area Studies), German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
In collaboration with:
Institute for Development and Peace (INEF, University of Duisburg-Essen), Institute of Political Science (IfP, University of Duisburg-Essen)


The goal of the workshop was to examine issues of democratisation, development, international intervention and peace-building in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. It drew on the premises that despite its specificities, the crisis in Mali raises issues and debates common to other post-colonial societies. The workshop therefore aimed at facilitating academic exchange about general patterns and dynamics in post-conflict settings as well as particularities of the Malian case. The multi-dimensional crisis which burst in Mali in 2012 is rooted in complex and intertwined factors such as: the collapse of State legitimacy; or the discredit of elites in general and the inability of formal institutional bodies to represent broad constituencies and many more. While all these factors might have been contributed to the crisis, we still need to better understand the precise relevance of specific factors and their continued relevance in a post-conflict scenario.


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Event information

Date / h
12.12.2014 / 10:00 - 18:00

Location

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21)
Schifferstraße 196
47059 Duisburg

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