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Recalibrating South Africa’s Political Economy: Challenges in Building a Developmental and Competition State

Published: Oct 12th, 2018

by Paul Thompson and Henry Wissink Abstract This article is situated at the cusp of debates raging in South Africa in which the delivering of a democratic developmental state is… Read More

The Political Economy of Galamsey and Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Ghana

Published: Jan 14th, 2017

by Richard Aidoo Abstract Recently, as Chinese engagements in Africa involve a diverse array of actors, including states, corporations, private and public ventures, individuals, and groups, Beijing’s economic and diplomatic relationships… Read More

The Legacy of J.J. Rawlings in Ghanaian Politics, 1979-2000

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by John L. Adedeji Abstract Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana’s leader since the December 31, 1981 coup until the 2000 elections, was a Flight Lieutenant in the Air Force and a… Read More

Globalisation, NEPAD and the Governance Question in Africa

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by ‘Kunle Amuwo Introduction and Problematique The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is yet another initiative by Africa’s Heads of State and Governments intended to reverse, for good, the beggarly… Read More

Industry and the Urban Sector in Zimbabwe’s Political Economy

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Pdraig Carmody and Scott Taylor Abstract The land question and Zimbabwe’s current crisis of governance appear to be intimately related. However, an extensive survey of the population in the… Read More

The Political Economy of Oil in Equatorial Guinea

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Brendan McSherry Abstract This paper analyzes the political economy of oil in Equatorial Guinea, one of Africa’s newest and most important oil producers. It begins with a brief history… Read More