Fri 20 Aug 2021
The Coronavirus pandemic has provoked increasing policy and scholarly discussions in most of the disciplines or fields apart from Public Health and Medicine.
In its Special Issue 2021-2022, the African Notes Journal calls for abstracts on the theme “Pandemic Governance, Security, Economics and Communication in sub-Sahara Africa”
This call is a collaborative work between the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ibadan, Nigeria & Department of History and Political Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana.
Kindly submit your abstracts covering but not exclusive to the following sub-themes:
Pandemic, migration, peace and security
Pandemic governance and healthcare security
Economic vulnerabilities in pandemics
Political dilemmas from pandemic governance
Pandemic and food security
Pandemic governance and human policing
Pandemic governance and cross-border security
Pandemics and human relationship dilemmas
Pandemics and Communication
Pandemics and aging
History and politics of lockdowns
Do find below other details about this special issue, including length of abstract, editors, and timelines, and reach out via the email contacts.
Pandemic Governance, Security, Economics and Communication in sub-Sahara Africa
This special issue seeks to engage a collage of critically examined articles about how pandemics have been managed, politically and socially, through the healthcare systems, religious bodies, and broader social spaces and practices among others, in Africa, and how the approaches have affected politics, governance, healthcare, human relations, communication and the economy of African countries. Thus, the central themes cover healthcare system governance during pandemics (e.g., Ebola, Covid-19, and Bubonic Plaque), migration and health, pandemic governance and security, pandemic governance and democracy, pandemics’ and communications, pandemics and the economy of sates among others. We expect that essays will emerge from both historical and contemporary pandemic governance in Africa and will employ strategies and theories from many sub-fields, including but not limited to public health, political science, history, music, art, applied linguistics, communication sciences, anthropology and sociology among others. This collection invites papers or manuscripts that are either empirically or theoretically grounded and speak centrally to the context of sub-Sahara Africa. However, other contexts could be embraced to give the discussions a broader touch. We also encourage contributions from any methodological construct which is used in the social sciences and the humanities. While this project is based centrally on academic approach, it also encourages policy-related contributions that engage in critical academic analysis.
Timelines and how to contribute:
Authors are to send their 250-word abstract to the email…. latest by September 30, 2021. Each author or co-authorship is limited to one or two submissions in this issue.
Sorting of suitable abstracts and replying shortlisted contributions will take place by October 31, 2021.
If shortlisted, the full-length papers are expected to be sent to the editor by January 31, 2022.
Send your abstract to the following emails:
Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, PhD. firstname.lastname@example.org,
Head of Department, History and Political Studies,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Sebastian Paalo, email@example.com,
Lecturer, Part-Time, Department of History and Political Studies,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana
Managing Editor, African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review
Dr. Senayon Olaoluwa, Acting Director, Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Dr. Kayode Samuel, Editor, *African Notes*, Institute of African Studies
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Dr. Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, Senior Editor (History), *Cogent Arts and Humanities*, Taylor and Francis
Sebastian Paalo, Doctoral Fellow, School of Political Science and International Studies University of Queensland, Australia. Managing Editor, *African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review (ACPR)*, Indiana University Press, USA.