Saturday, October 01, 2011

CFP: Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies

International Conference on Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies

Kennesaw State University Kennesaw (Atlanta suburb), Georgia April 20 - 21, 2012

Indigenous conflict management and resolution strategies—utilizing local actors and traditional community-based judicial and legal decision-making mechanisms to manage and resolve conflicts within or between communities—have not been given sufficient attention. Instead, much of the scholarship has been focused on conventional Western approaches. However, a critical assessment of global conflict trends indicates that since World War II there have been more local (intra-state) conflicts than interstate or global conflicts. This phenomenon supports the view that current conflicts are local rather than global. Indeed, even when considered global, every conflict is local inasmuch as local people suffer the ramifications. Examples of such conflicts abound in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, etc. Solutions to conflicts must therefore be local for application, relevance and sustainability, and replicated globally in similar situations.

Call for Proposals Deadline: November 11, 2011

Paper Proposals: Paper proposals are invited on any of the conference’s sub-themes. Please submit the abstracts of your papers, not exceeding 300 words. Abstracts should contain the following information: name(s) of author(s), affiliation/address, phone numbers, e-mail, title of paper, central argument and the methodology employed, the applicable sub-theme of the conference, keywords.

Panel Proposals: Panel proposals are invited on any of the conference’s sub-themes. Please submit a description of the panel (not exceeding 300 words); the applicable sub-theme of the conference; names, affiliation, and addresses of panelists; titles of presentation by each panelist; and name, affiliation and address of discussant.

Submission Instructions: Format your paper or panel proposals in Word document or RTF and submit as an e-mail attachment to Ms. Stella Williamson ( not later than November 11, 2011. Submissions will be acknowledged and authors of accepted abstracts/panels will notified no later than two weeks after their receipt. International presenters should submit their abstracts early for review and, if accepted, to receive letters of invitation and any other documents needed for U.S. visa purposes. Authors and presenters whose paper abstracts/panel descriptions have been accepted must submit their full papers by March 2, 2012.

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