Journal

Legitimacy and Stability in Africa

The GIGA’s Africa Spectrum journal made the top-ten list of area studies journals this year. The current issue covers, among other things, state stability in Burundi, drug trafficking in Kenya and the elections in Nigeria.

Africa Spectrum Vol. 48, No. 3 (2014)

Research Articles

  • Nora Stel, Réginas Ndayiragije: The Eye of the Beholder: Service Provision and State Legitimacy in Burundi
    Abstract/ PDF (English)
  • Joanna R. Quinn: Tradition?! Traditional Cultural Institutions on Customary Practices in Uganda
    Abstract/ PDF (English)
  • Moritz Schuberth: The Impact of Drug Trafficking on Informal Security Actors in Kenya
    Abstract/ PDF (English)

Analyses and Reports

  • Jon Abbink: Religion and Politics in Africa: The Future of "The Secular"
    Abstract/ PDF (English)
  • Walter Bgoya: 50 Years of Independence: Reflections on the Role of Publishing and Progressive African Intellectuals
    Abstract/ PDF (English)
  • Nkwachukwu Orji: Nigeria’s 2015 Election in Perspective
    Abstract/ PDF (English)

Review Articles

  • Rory Pilossof: Reinventing Significance: Reflections on Recent Whiteness Studies in Zimbabwe
    Abstract/ PDF (English)
  • Dirk Kohnert: African Agency and EU–African Economic Partnership Agreements
    Abstract/ PDF (English)

Book Reviews

  • Alois S. Mlambo: Review: Heike L. Schmidt, Colonialism and Violence in Zimbabwe: A History of Suffering (2013)
    Abstract/ PDF (English)
  • Ineke van Kessel: Review: Joschka Philipps, Ambivalent Rage: Youth Gangs and Urban Protest in Conakry, Guinea (2013)
    Abstract/ PDF (English)
  • Henning Melber: Review: Martha Akawa, The Gender Politics of the Namibian Liberation Struggle (2014)
    Abstract/ PDF (English)

Other News

Book |

Comparative Area Studies (CAS), the GIGA’s flagship methodological approach, keeps going strong: APSA newsletter devotes symposium to CAS and a new edited volume is under preparation.

In brief |

Uganda had one of the strictest lockdowns in East Africa, including closing all but essential businesses, dusk-to-dawn curfews, and bans on both private and public transport vehicles. We take a look at how these measures affected people and businesses in the informal economy.

In brief |

Review of a successful year 2019