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Call for contributions: Statistics, Politics and Policy

Special Issue: West Africa

The journal Statistics, Politics and Policy launches a call for papers for the publication of their Special Issue: West Africa (Vol. 2024 No. 3).

Five elections are predicted to come up in West Africa in 2024: In Cape Verde, Ghana, and Senegal people will vote, whereas elections in Mali and Burkina Faso are less securely set. In this Special Issue on West Africa, potential research can therefore focus on the state of democracy in one or several of the 16 countries of the region. Also, the dynamics of Coup d‘Etats or other political and economic characteristics of the region could be taken into focus. The deteriorating security situation is expected to play an important role in the upcoming Issue.

Statistics-based and policy-centered contributions to the regional field of West Africa are welcome. Submissions on the following areas and topics are especially encouraged:

  • Regional focus and comparative perspectives of different countries in West Africa;
  • Cross-country system comparisons (politics and polity);
  • Policy evaluation and impact assessment;
  • Democracy and autocracy;
  • Comparative aspects of security policy and transition of power;
  • Economic policy of infrastructure and development;
  • Economic and political alliance in the region (ECOWAS); West African Monetary Union (WAMU); Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine (UEMOA).

Submission deadline: 30 June 2024