Social contracts can be defined as the entirety of explicit or implicit agreements between all relevant societal groups and the government on their rights and obligations towards each other (see: https://www.die-gdi.de/en/
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team of the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) will therefore hold a
Social Contracts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – Drivers of Change
in Bonn, Germany, 24-26 August 2022
to discuss methodological avenues and empirical insights to the question.
We invite researchers in any country and from any relevant discipline to submit scholarly written abstracts (500-600 words) of papers in the making to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 March 2022. Abstracts should provide information on (i) the research question, (ii) the hypothesis, (iii) the methodology and (iv) the expected findings.
We consider publishing some of the presented papers in a journal special issue.
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