#BookClub: Contesting Sovereignty in Africa and the Global South

The year 2016 saw populism go mainstream in the West, when the phenomena of Brexit and Donald Trump’s US election sharpened the...

African Peace – Regional Norms from the OAU to the AU

The global order is constantly evolving, and more recent debates about the nature of this change have highlighted the ascendency of emerging...

#BookClub. What drives election rigging – and when citizens resist it?

In recent months it has felt like election rigging has run riot. Citizens killed, beaten and intimidated and election...

#Book Club: Edward Clay Reviews Michela Wrong’s Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad, by Michela Wrong, London, Fourth Estate, 1 April...

#BookClub: What Britain Did to Nigeria

Four months ago, Nigeria celebrated the 60th anniversary of independence from colonial rule. At that moment Nigeria reached “half-time” and has now...

#Book Club: Repression, Polarization, and the Arab Spring 10 Years On

In December 2010, protests that would serve as the catalyst for the Arab Spring uprisings began in Sidi Bou Zid, a small...

#BookClub: Power and the Presidency in Kenya

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Anaïs Angelo reveals the most significant lessons of her fascinating new book Power and the Presidency:...

#BookClub: East Africa After Liberation

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Jonathan Fisher reveals the most significant lessons of  his important new book East Africa After Liberation. To...

#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...

#BookClub: Building peace out of diversity and violence

A potent issue in designing institutions to address violent conflict is whether such institutions should explicitly recognize or avoid reference to ethnic identities.  Conflicts...