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Friday, May 27, 2011



Case Studies Workshop: Constitutional Design And Conflict Management In Africa

Case Studies Workshop: Constitutional Design And Conflict Management In Africa

Friday, May 27, 2011  |     | 

On May 27, 2011, the CCAPS program hosted a workshop in Antwerp, Belgium, to further the program's current research on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management (CDCM). 

The CDCM research examines historical cases in Africa to determine how constitutional design has either reduced or exacerbated conflict arising from climate-related and other shocks. The project aims to determine which political institutions could minimize violence in the long run. Cases under study are Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. 

At the workshop, the team's seven case study authors, complemented by expert discussants, discussed early drafts of the CDCM case studies, as well as an overview of constitutional design across Africa.

Participants at the workshop included:

  • Karena Avedissian, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Cathy Boone, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Abdelwahab El-Effendi, University of Westminster, UK
  • Justin O. Frosini, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • Christof Hartmann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Donald Horowitz, Duke University, USA
  • Gilbert Khadiagala, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Alan J. Kuperman, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Rene LeMarchand, University of Florida, USA
  • Carl Levan, American University, USA
  • Eghosa E. Osaghae, Igbinedion University, Nigeria
  • Eliezer Poupko, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • H. Kwasi Prempeh, Seton Hall University, USA
  • Andrew Reynolds, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
  • Filip Reyntjens, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Timothy Sisk, University of Denver, USA
  • Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham, UK
  • I. William Zartman, Johns Hopkins University, USA

    The authors will release their case studies and findings at a public conference in Austin, Texas on November 15, 2011.

    cdcm case studies group photo1

    cdcm case studies group photo2

    Authors and discussants from three continents gather to discuss preliminary CDCM case studies.