Category Archives: Uncategorized

Global Tax Justice Event in Edinburgh: Tuesday 17th Feb

Tax Justice Poster

Tomorrow, one of our regular contributors – Alex Cobham – will be speaking at the University of Edinburgh on the need for Global Tax Justice. The event is free and open to the public. You can find Alex at Appleton Tower room 2:14 from 5pm. 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Year, New Questions: Clive Gabay

clive gabay

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Response

Decentralization and ‘repertoires of domination’ in Sub-Saharan Africa

senegal

Pedro Frizo explores decentralisation in Senegal, and beyond, analysing the tensions that often emerge between decentralisation and democracy.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

President Goodluck Jonathan under fire as election nears

Nic Cheeseman

In this blog, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman looks at the prospects for an APC victory in Nigeria at the February polls and the rumours of potential manipulation already surround the elections.

Also posted in Nigeria | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New Year, New Questions: Michael Wahman

IMG_0216_1024

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Rising inequality in the Global South: Time to focus on the solutions

In this blog, co-editor Nic Cheeseman and Winnie Byanyima announce plans for a symposium to focus on tackling inequality in the global south. Nic is a lecturer and head of the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. Winnie is Executive Director of Oxfam International.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Year, New Questions: Cathy Boone

Catherine Boone(10-col)

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 […]

Also posted in african democracy | Leave a comment

The Politics of Public Health in Africa: A (Very) Brief History

Simu_twitpic_400x400

In this blog, Simukai traces back some of the historical roots of the Ebola crisis and other public health crises. Without understanding the political history of public health, he argues, we are not able to understand the current crises or successfully tackle health challenges in the future. Simukai Chigudu is a doctoral candidate in International Development […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New Year, New Questions: Sara Rich Dorman

Logo

In the next of our ‘New Year, New Questions’ series, Sara Rich Dorman highlights the need to explore the emergence of the middle class in Africa, and its relationship to the state. Sara is a Lecturer in politics at the University of Edinburgh.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Response

Routledge Handbook of African Politics: now in paperback (win a copy on twitter!)

  In this blog, Andrea Scheibler tells us about the Routledge Handbook of African Politics – new in paperback – that she has edited with our Co-editor Dr Nic Cheeseman, and Prof  David Anderson. Andrea is a DPhil candidate in African History at the University of Oxford, and a member of St Hugh’s College. You […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
  • Subscribe to the DiA Newsletter