Anyone who would like to participate by presenting their research in this content area should submit an abstract (no more than 300 words) no later than November 15, 2016. Submissions should be sent to Nino Dolidze at email@example.com or Terry Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full papers must be submitted no later than December 31, 2016. The conference papers will be published in a special edition of the Journal of Politics and Democratization, a new online journal co-published through a partnership between GIPA and Troy University in Troy, Alabama. All final papers should be prepared in accordance with the publication guidelines for the journal.