Negotiating public services: State, society and governance in the Congo

How are public services delivered in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country which is largely known for the absence, and fragility of...
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Why are Africa’s small countries more democratic?

Why do small African states often rank highly in comparative measures of democracy?Jack Corbett and Wouter Veenendaal outline how their research into states with populations under one million...

Celebrating Africa Day With A New Encyclopedia of African Politics!

Africa Day celebrates the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963. It’s all about recognising, as the First Congress of Independent African...

The politics of environmental protection and social justice

In the latest instalment of our popular "Book Club" feature that brings you the best insights of the most important new volumes, Prakash Kashwan discusses...

The Book Club: Give peace a (better) chance

How can we use our knowledge of what works and what doesn't to make peacebuilding efforts more effective. In the latest in our popular...

Africa’s Big Men: Predatory State-Society Relations in Africa

People are rising against strongmen in Africa, but how entrenched are the ‘Big Men’ in African politics? In Africa’s big men: Predatory state-society relations...

#BookClub: Rural Democracy – Elections and Development in Africa

In the latest in our popular #bookclub feature, Robin Harding shares the key insights of his important and path-breaking book Rural Democracy. How have African...

DIA BOOK CLUB: Taxation and democracy in Africa

Taxation is of great importance not just to the economic health of a country, but also for the development of democracy. In their seminal...

#BookClub: The Crisis of Democracy in Zambia

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Tinenenji Banda, Marja Hinfelaar, O'Brien Kaaba and Muna Ndulo use their important new book Democracy and Electoral Politics...

DiA Book Club: Institutional Legacies, Decision Frames and Political Violence in...

As part of our regular DiA Book Club series, which brings you the most important new publications on African politics, Stacey M. Mitchell introduce...