Mauritius after 50 years of Independence: Charting the way forward

Organized by the University of Mauritius in collaboration with the Mauritius Research Council
28-30 June 2017
Call for Papers
After 50 years of independence, proclaimed on the 12th of March 1968 under very unsteady conditions, Mauritius has been a paradox in the developing world with its skillful management of diversity, sustained democracy and political stability and economic success. The conference will focus on:
  • The developmental and multicultural model of Mauritius and comparative contexts;
  • Issues pertaining to quality, sustainability and challenges to democracy, social harmony and economic growth in Mauritius and comparative contexts;
  • The management of diversity and multiculturalism in plural societies and what the Mauritian experience can contribute to this debate.
Panels and themes
1. Multiculturalism and Diversity Management
2. The Mauritian Democracy
3. Social Welfare, Inequality and Poverty
4. Socio-Economic Development
5. Geopolitics and The Region
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Download the call for papers.