Category Archives: New Ideas

New Questions: Hannah Dawson

Hannah Dawson

Continuing our series on new questions for academia, Hannah Dawson explores the issue of unemployment in South Africa and its implications for young people. Hannah is a Research Associate at Chair in Social Change at the University of Johannesburg and DPhil candidate at School of Geography, Oxford University.

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New Year, New Questions: Clive Gabay

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Continuing our New Year: New Questions theme, Clive Gabay explores the idea of the middle class in Africa, building on an earlier blog in the same series from Sara Rich Dorman. Clive is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary’s University, London.

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New Year, New Questions: Marco Di Nunzio

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In the latest of our ‘New Year, New Questions’ series, Marco Di Nunzio draws on his research on Ethiopia to highlight the need to rethink what inclusive growth really means for marginalised young people across the continent, and beyond. Marco is a FNRS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains at the Université Libre de […]

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New Year, New Questions: Michael Wahman


In this latest in the series of New Year, New Questions, Michael Wahman pushes for a focus on sub-national dynamics of electoral politics in Africa, and beyond. Michael is a Swedish Research Council Fellow at the London School of Economics. He specializes in research on elections, democratization and African politics.

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New Year, New Questions: Cathy Boone

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In this latest post of our ‘New Year, New Questions’ series, Professor Catherine Boone highlights the need for more subnational comparative analysis in the study of African political economy, and explains how she took up the challenge in her new book, using the entry point of rural land tenure regimes. Catherine is a Professor of Comparative […]

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New Year, New Questions: SJ Cooper-Knock


To kick off 2015, we at DiA are launching the ‘New Year, New Questions’ series. In this collection of blogs, we will be asking people in a few hundred words to tell us what questions they think need more academic attention in the coming year. These may be truly new questions, or they may be old […]

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