The Democracy Development Program (DDP), is planning to host it’s third annual political summit later in 2020 and invites interested candidates to submit a paper to be presented at this conference.
This conference seeks to explore this concept deeper whilst examining whether South Africa is ready for electoral reforms, that would influence local government differently, to capture the aspirations of citizens and meet their expectations. More importantly, it seeks to explore which alternatives of electoral systems can be considered to empower the electorate better so they can hold the elected representatives accountable directly.
Papers will be accepted in responding to one or more of the following themes:
Global Trends in Electoral Systems Reforms
Electoral Reforms in Africa and Southern Africa Region
Current Electoral System in South Africa: Experiences, Lessons Learnt and Possibilities
Political Parties Perspectives on Electoral System Reform in South Africa
Dealing with Voter Apathy: Citizens Attitudes Towards Electoral System in South Africa: A Civil Society Perspective
Electoral System Reform: Alternatives for South Africa
The conference targets representatives from various electoral management bodies, academics and researchers, including donor community, local government practitioners, traditional leaders, civil society, government officials, public administration students, legal fraternity as well as representatives from various political parties, the private sector and labour unions.
Interested applicants wishing to present their original research should submit extended abstracts(1000 – 1500 words) by Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 12 Noon (South African time).
All extended abstracts/queries should be submitted electronically to Mr Sphamandla Mhlongo on firstname.lastname@example.org