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CFP: space, borders, conflict and insecurity in West Africa.

CALL FOR PAPERS   West Africa Peace and Security Network (WAPSN) Symposium 2018, Bamako, late April/early May 2018 (exact date tbc)   This call for contributions to the WAPSN symposium 2018 invites proposals on the topic of space, borders, conflict and insecurity in West Africa.   In West Africa, conflict and insecurity are constantly depicted as transnational or spilling over borders. Terrorism is said to destabilise countries throughout the Sahel region; maritime insecurity is presented as spilling over into all Gulf of Guinea coastal countries; and West Africa appears to be at the centre of a network of organised criminality that has extended its tentacles from South America to Europe.   Space and borders in West Africa are at the core of our analyses of the causes of conflict and insecurity. For example, porous borders and traditional trading routes that cut across state borders are often incriminated in assessments of insecurity in the region. Space and borders are also central to the policies that are elaborated to deal with conflict and security issues. Indeed, the West African bodies used to mediate or to implement security policies are increasingly chosen according to their geographical scope. At the same time, the ways […]

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Workshop, Tuesday 12 September 2017, 11.00-18.00, Park Building 2.16 School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth. All welcome. Enquiries:    & SPEAKERS & PLANNING  11.00   Coffee and registration 11.15   Welcome (Tony Chafer) 11.30-13.00     Panel 1: The remaking of France? New histories of decolonisation Chair: Ed Naylor / Speakers: Fabienne Chamelot (Portsmouth), Sharif Gemie (South Wales), Andrew Smith (Chichester), Natalya Vince (Portsmouth) 13-14.00          Lunch (buffet) 14-15.30          Panel 2: Theorising postcoloniality in cultural and literary studies Chair: Margaret Majumdar / Speakers: Walid Benkhaled (Portsmouth), Charles Bonn (Lyon II), Azzedine Haddour (UCL), Debra Kelly (Westminster) 15.30-16.00     Pause (coffee) 16-17.30    Panel 3:  The postcolonial beyond academia Chair: TBC/ Speakers: Jodi Burkett (Portsmouth), Itay Lotem (Westminster), Mohammed Saad (UWE) 17.30   Closing remarks (Margaret Majumdar/ Ed Naylor) All welcome. Convenors: Margaret Majumdar and Ed Naylor. For all enquiries: Generously supported by the Centre for European and International Studies Research of the University of Portsmouth and the Leverhulme Trust. Beyond the post(-)colonial? More than fifty years have passed since decolonisation was achieved in most of the former colonies of the European colonial powers. During that time, a substantial body of critical work has been produced under […]

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