Join the new “Ideas in African Politics” Network now!

You are invited to join a new research network study of the history and impact of African political thought. The name for...

Reconciling democracy and development: Reflections from a life of research

Oda van Cranenburgh recently retired from Leiden University after a career of researching the politics of what are often called "developing countries",...

#BookClub: How Polish refugees came to Africa and what this tells...

During World War Two, thousands of European refugees escaped their war-ravaged continent to find safety in Africa. One of the largest groups...

Digital Democracy in Africa – Watch the Roundtable!

You can now watch the video of the fantastic high level round table on Decoding Digital Democracy in Africa organised by Democracy...

Domesticating hegemony: Institutional legacies of Chinese engagements on Zimbabwe’s governance and...

China has become the key political and economic partner for Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s reliance on China dates back to the pre-independence period when...

Russia in Africa – Undermining democracy through elite capture

To gain insight into Russia’s governance model in Africa, one only need look at the experience of the Central African Republic. Russian...

Authoritarian regimes and democratisation in Africa: China and Russia compared

When the "third wave" of democratisation swept across much of Africa in the aftermath of the Cold War, hopes were high that...

Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard...

It has become common to argue that most Africans are not that committed to democracy. Commentators often suggest that Africans care more...

EVENT! Decoding #Digital Democracy in Africa round table & launch

DiA is delighted to be partnering with the Digital Civil Society Lab of Stanford University to hold a major event on Decoding...

NEW SHOW! HOW PR AND LOBBY GROUPS SANITISE DICTATORS

Our sister webinar, the Resistance Bureau has just announced an amazing new show: Resisting the Whitewash: The Role of PR and Lobby...