HP075 - Production and use of knowledge on governance and development: its role and contribution to struggles for peace, equality and social justice
Convened by Liisa Laakso (The Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden) and Gordon Crawford (Coventry University, UK)

The panel focuses on the state of research on governance, political transitions and democratic development in the face of autocracy and populism, and how a research agenda can be made more relevant to struggles for peace, equality and social justice. What are the key research issues in contexts of rising authoritarianism? Further concerns include: the independence of scientific thought and its protection by university autonomy; and countering asymmetries in knowledge production between scholars and institutions in the Global South and North. Relevant issues include elections, democratic participation, resistance to authoritarianism, conflict transformation, struggles for human rights, anti-corruption programmes, and more.

EADI Working Group: Governance