Special Issue on Social-Economic Challenges Limiting Citizens’ Participation in Contemporary Democracies

Submission Deadline: Mar. 10, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Omo-Ogbebor Osasuyi Dennis
      Educational Unit, Leadership Advocacy Centre, Abuja, Nigeria
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  • Introduction

    Contemporary democracy is one of the pressing issues facing global politics today, it has become a contentious debate among policymakers and political analysts in the 21st century. The “wave” of democratization across countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America after the collapsed of the Soviet Union jostled the world political landscape. In the recent time, democracy is being re-thought, the discordant voices among the populist are questioning the contemporary democratic practice which has resulted in mass protest, emotional apathy towards the democratic process, and demand for social reform from elected authorities.
    This special issue topic will look at the social polarization of democracy, economic inequality, and democratic discontent as they relate to citizens’ participation in contemporary democracies. Democracy is still, the most acceptable process of electing representatives in the contemporary world despite contrary views. This special issue will also address how citizens’ indifference to democratic norms can undermine security, economic and social-infra-structural development.
    The aims of this special issue topic are threefold. First, it is to look at the social-economic factors causing citizens disenchantment in participating in the contemporary democratic process. The second aim offers to analyze the remote causes of the challenges identified. The third aim examines a plausible approach for people and stakeholders to resolve the social-economic challenges threatening contemporary democracies. Analytical presentation of the special issue topic will determine the significance of contemporary democracies to the citizens and how citizens’ indifference can be a threat to contemporary democracies.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Democracy
    2. Citizens
    3. Global
    4. Social-Economic
    5. Participation
    6. Election

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.jpsir.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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