Virtual Workshop "Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Berlin"
The Working Group on African Political Economy (WGAPE), founded in 2002, is a network of researchers with deep field research experience that meets regularly to provide structured feedback on in-progress research papers related to the theme of African political economy. It brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in economics, political science, and other social science disciplines, with a combined focus on field-based research and political economy methods. WGAPE Berlin actively seeks to build links between scholars of African political economy based in Europe and Africa.
This workshop involves in-depth discussions of papers and research designs that are circulated and read in advance, and is ideally suited for feedback on work-in-progress. Topics at recent meetings include ethnic politics, distributional politics, corruption, political accountability, political representation, civil conflict, peacekeeping, humanitarian aid, and gender empowerment. More than topical fit, the workshop is focused on carefully designed empirical work dealing with facets of African politics and society.
Please note: If you would like to take part in the event please contact the organizers. Participation implies reading the papers submitted and offering feedback to the authors. The meeting will be recorded, and the recording will be made available upon request only to participants.