DIA BOOK CLUB: The Politics of Work in a Post-Conflict State:...

Countries emerging from civil war face many challenges: economies in tatters; internal displacement and returning refugees; difficult processes of reconciliation. In the critical moment...

Contradictions of Democracy: Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

What does the worrying high level of violence in South Africa mean for democracy? In our popular Book Club feature, Nicholas Rush Smith explains...

DIA BOOK CLUB: Why Is Africa Erupting in Protest?

Lisa Mueller introduces her new book Political Protest in Contemporary Africa (Cambridge 2018), arguing that the ongoing wave of protests in sub-Saharan Africa results...

#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...

#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...

Citizenship in Africa: The Law of Belonging

Bronwen Manby takes us through her new book Citizenship in Africa: The Law of Belonging. In an important contribution to the literature on statehood, citizenship and...

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...

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: Arbitrary States & Museveni’s Uganda – interview and blog!

As part of DiA's popular #BookClub feature, we invited Rebecca Tapscott to discuss her brilliant new book, Arbitrary States, with Gerald Bareebe....
Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace/Credit: Aubrey Graham

Book Club: How to Write about Post-Genocide Rwanda

How effective has the process of nation, state and peace-building been in Rwanda under President Paul Kagame? And what is the best way to...