FAU - The Association of Development Researchers in Denmark
27-28 June 2019 at the Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Asymmetric local and global power relations are on the rise. These include deepening divides between North and South. Politically, academically, socially and on a range of other fronts, Northern governments have increasingly returned to a narrow minded, self-oriented development path. Despite official rhetoric such as the SDGs and the Paris Declaration, the spirit and practice of solidarity is more remote than for years. Restrictions on academic movement, prioritization of North-centred issues and lack of interest in addressing key social and environmental challenges in the South are some of the worrying trends. However, divides and imbalances are not only observable between countries and regions, but emerging within societies across the planet. Elite projects and exclusivist populism are a global phenomenon and affect the well-being of people everywhere.
The 5th Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research aspires to address these trends and challenges through a format including keynote presentations, panels and working groups, roundtables and poster presentations, and to enable dialogue and networking between participants from all parts of the world. We welcome especially contributions that analyse and challenge global divides in the thematic areas of knowledge production; institutions of global governance; distribution of resources and wealth but also of risks; migration and climate change policies; or the formulation and implementation of the SDGs, to name but a few.
The following kinds of submissions will be particularly welcomed:
The conference invites abstracts of proposed papers.
The abstracts can refer to a) one of the panels/workshops approved or b) to the conference theme in general. For a list of accepted panels and workshops
A panel or workshop will consist of three to four thematically related papers, with a chairperson for the session. Each paper should be presented within 10-15 minutes. A panel will last 75-90 minutes, including time for discussion and Q&A (see draft program, at www.fau.dk/activities/conference-program
Submission of abstracts
Abstracts for papers should have a maximum of 250 words. Specify the expected kind of final submission (see earlier – full paper/draft paper/paper idea). Abstracts should be submitted in word or pdf- format and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notification of acceptance: no later than 15 March 2019.
Deadline for submission of paper: 3 June 2019.
Conference fees and organizers
The conference fees will be announced soon. Check www.fau.dk for updates.
FAU (the Association of Development Researchers in Denmark), Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS, Copenhagen Business School) with ), Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR), the Norwegian Association of Development Researchers (NFU), and the Swedish Development Studies Network (SDSN).
Further information and contact
If further information or clarification is needed, please contact the FAU secretariat at: email@example.com (Mr. Jeppe Skjaerslund)