Second International Conference on Election and Democracy

27th October 2017 @ Azores University, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Call for Papers

Welcome to the official website of 02nd International Conference on Election and Democracy – 02nd ICED 2016. Elections are key components of any democratic system. Scientific papers of international interest covering this year’s conference theme “Develop and Protect Humanity”. Abstract submissions are now open for both Oral and Poster presentations covering current research and new processes. Please note that though you need send a proposed title and abstract at this stage, speakers are encouraged to submit a full paper before the conference. The conference will bring together scholars, judges and practitioners from a range of public law fields and a variety of common law jurisdictions. Research papers related to all areas of Commercial Law and Public Law (check with Conference track). The intention is that the Public Law series will become established as a pre-eminent forum for the discussion of public law matters in the common law world. In addition, all the submitted full papers will be included in the conference proceedings CD and proceeding book. The conference will bring together academics, leading researchers, professionals, engineers, practitioners, scholars, and scientists or anyone in the domain of interest from around the world. For full paper submission helpdesk@gariteam.com or fill Full Paper Submission Form.

It is a medium that allows citizens to choose individuals and parties to represent their interests at state and/or national level and to formulate and uphold laws that not only conform to internationally recognized standards but that act as a check and balance to unbridled executive power. As well, there is the view that often, what is promised in elections is seldom, if at all, translated into real policy that strengthens democracy and improves governance practices. This situation is also often negatively exacerbated when narrow-minded political exigencies of an authoritarian government demands the forging of ‘political compromises’ built on abstract ‘social contracts’ that disdain larger democratic interests so as to preserve ‘national security’, ‘ethnic harmony’ and ‘religious primacy’.Given this evident dichotomy and conflict between political theory and political reality, the Department of Politics and International Relations feels compelled to host a regular International Conference on Elections and Democracy that would play a role in structuring future discourse on elections and democracy in a more rational and intellectual fashion among researchers and practitioners alike. Through this conference, it is hoped that politicians, political parties, bureaucrats, researchers, the media and general public would not only begin to understand and appreciate how electoral systems and electoral practices impact democratic governance (and vice-versa) but also to advocate better media, electoral and governance practices so as to advance the cause of democracy and good governance practices.

Presentation time allocated 20 mins (15min presentation 5 min questions).

Conference Scope


Electoral system and administration of elections
History of Election
Voter interests/priorities and behaviour
Challengers and changers of election
Pre and post-elections
Political leadership parties and coalitions
Ethical and unethical promotions in election
Campaign manifestos strategies and messages
Role of media and technology
Women and elections
Political polling and electoral study methodologies
Young voters and First time voters
Money politics
Drift votes
Beyond elections - participatory democracy and non-formal politics
Election monitoring and observation
NGO INGO and election examiners
Traditional election method

Important Dates


Full Paper Submission
August 15th 2017
Notification of acceptance
August 30th 2017
Conference Date
October 27th 2017

Submission Guideline


Full Paper
Abstract Submission Template
Every presentation give 20min allocated (15min presentation & 05min questions)

Registration Fees


Price in Euro
Delegates Early Bird 260€
Delegate 290€
Virtual Delegate 190€
Student 190€



University of the Azores
Azores - Portugal

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Important Dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline

August 15th 2017

Notification of Acceptance

August 30th 2017

Conference Date

October 27th 2017

Call for Paper
Registration Fees

Delegates Early Bird €260

Delegate €290

Virtual Delegate €190

Student €190

Portugal Delegate €150

Portugal Student €120

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Journal & Publications

International Journal of Law

Journal Election & Democracy

Journal of Social science & Humanities

Research library page

Proceeding Book

The Executive Researcher



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