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Conference Call for Papers | 2nd Annual Conference on Political Economy: Democracy, Development, and Inequality

Location: Economics Faculty of Universidade de Coimbra 

Date: 1
st to 2
nd February, 2019 

During the year that marks the 45
th Anniversary of the 25
th of April, the 2
nd Annual Conference on Political Economy places two of the three original D's at the centre of debate – Democracy and Development – as well as a new item which is in contradiction with them – Inequality. With no systemic rival on a global scale, contemporary capitalism is marked by increasing socio-economic disparities, the phenomenon of stagnation, and democratic impotence. The objective, therefore, is to encourage an informed and pluralistic collective reflection on development policies and on the best scales to make them effective and legitimate, in other words, a reflection not only on the means, but also on the results. 

It is in this context that the Portuguese Association of Political Economy herby announces a call for papers for the 2
nd Annual Conference on Political Economy, to be held in Coimbra, at the Faculty of Economics of Universidade de Coimbra, on the subject of "Democracy, Development, and Inequality." The conference aims to bring together all those who, from a broad range of disciplines, consider that political economy in its plurality of approaches can help to strengthen knowledge about the complexity of societies by considering their "institutional, historical, and geographical contexts", and by "understanding economic phenomena as being eminently shaped by social, political, legal, cultural, technological, and ecological factors" (from the Declaration of Principles). 

Papers will be accepted that address, among others, the following subjects:

– Development: contexts, actors, means, and ends

– Democracy, Post-Democracy, and Integration

– Inequality, Equality and Public Policies

– The logics of Globalisation and De-globalisation

– Political Economy and Democratic Deliberation


Proposals for papers, or topical panels composed of four papers on the above-mentioned subjects or on any topic considered relevant for the advancement of Political Economy may be presented.  

Proposals for papers should contain the following information:

i) Name, institutional affiliation, and E-mail address of the proposer/s;

ii) Title of the paper;

iv) Abstract (500-600 words);

iv) Four keywords.

Proposals for panels should contain the following information:

i) Name, institutional affiliation, and E-mail address of the proposer/s and of the participants;

ii) Title of the session and of the papers;

iv) Abstract of the session and of the papers (500-600 words);


Proposals should be sent to the following E-mail address: 


Sending of Proposals: 31
st of August, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: 30
th of September, 2018

Enrolment and Payment: 31
st of October, 2018 

Scientific Board 

Álvaro Garrido (FEUC), Ana Costa (ISCTE-IUL), André Barata (UBI), Carlos Pimenta (Univ. Porto), Francisca Guedes de Oliveira (Univ. Católica Porto), Joana Pereira Leite (ISEG, Univ. Lisboa), João Guerreiro (Univ. Algarve), José Luís Cardoso (ICS), Manuel Branco (Univ. Évora), Paula Duarte Lopes (FEUC/CES), Pedro Hespanha (FEUC/CES), Pedro Ramos (FEUC), Ricardo Cabral (Univ. Madeira), Teresa Barata Salgueiro (Univ. Lisboa). 

Organising Committee 

Ana Cordeiro Santos (CES), Aurora Teixeira (FEP), Eduardo Castro (Univ. Aveiro), João Rodrigues (FEUC/CES), José Reis (FEUC/CES), Nuno Ornelas Martins (Univ. Católica Porto), Sara Moreno Pires (Univ. Aveiro), Sílvia Portugal (FEUC/CES), Vítor Neves (FEUC/CES).