New Africa Spectrum 2/2018

The current issue of the Africa Spectrum deals with the condition of the African National Congress, the connection between riots and the ethnic composition of a neighbourhood, Niger's development towards an oil state and more.

Africa Spectrum Vol. 53, No. 2 (2018)


  • Julia Grauvogel: For the First Time from this Editor
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Research Articles

  • Susan Booysen: Hegemonic Struggles of the African National Congress: From Cacophony of Morbid Symptoms to Strained Renewal
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  • Kingsley Lawrence Madueke, Floris Vermeulen: Frontiers of Ethnic Brutality in an African City: Explaining the Spread and Recurrence of Violent Conflict in Jos, Nigeri
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  • Jannik Schritt, Nikolaus Schareika: Crude Moves: Oil, Power, and Politics in Niger
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  • Philip HP Liu: Finding the Baoding Villages: Reviewing Chinese Conceptualisation of Sino–African Agricultural Cooperation
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Analyses and Reports

  • Dirk Kohnert: More Equitable Britain–Africa Relations Post-Brexit: Doomed to Fail?
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Book Reviews

  • Alžběta Šváblová: Review: Petr Skalník et al., Czech and Slovak African Studies after 1960: A critical hindsight (2018)
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  • Hannah Smidt: Review: Aila M. Matanock, Electing Peace: From Civil Conflict to Political Participation (2017)
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  • Tabea Lakemann: Review: Amadou Sy, Africa through an Economic Lens (2018)
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Other News

Award |

Latin America researcher Dr. Saskia Ruth-Lovell has been awarded the Political Studies Association’s 2018 Harrison Prize for her article on populism and institutional change.

In brief |

The GIGA’s specialist libraries will move to new rooms within the GIGA building in April. Due to the move, the Information Centre will be closed from 8 to 15 April.

Journal |

This issue of the GIGA Journal of Current Chinese Affairs analyses topics as diverse as the portrayal of good governance in history books, environmental contention, and political bloggers in Hong Kong, as well as many more.