Journal

New Africa Spectrum 2/2019

This issue of Africa Spectrum covers a variety of topics with a special focus on “The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.” It also offers analyses on topics such as women’s political rights in Africa and a report on tracing legacies of violence in French Equatorial Africa.

Africa Spectrum Vol. 54, No. 2 (2019)

Special Focus: The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

Research Articles

  • Micha Wiebusch, Chika Charles Aniekwe, Lutz Oette, Stef Vandeginste: The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance: Trends, Challenges and Perspectives
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  • Antonia Witt: Where Regional Norms Matter: Contestation and the Domestic Impact of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance
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  • Ulf Engel: The 2007 African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance: Trying to Make Sense of the Late Ratification of the African Charter and Non-Implementation of Its Compliance Mechanism
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  • Nebila Abdulmelik, Tsion Belay: Advancing Women’s Political Rights in Africa: The Promise and Potential of ACDEG
    Abstract | PDF

Report

  • Lotje de Vries, Joseph Mangarella: Workshop Report: Tracing Legacies of Violence in French Equatorial Africa
    Abstract | PDF

Book Reviews

  • Julian Friesinger: Book review: Political Protest in Contemporary Africa
    Abstract | PDF
  • Matthias Basedau: Book review: Africanistan. Development or Jihad
    Abstract | PDF

Other News

Journal |

This issue of the GIGA Journal of Current Chinese Affairs covers topics such as the social and political role of Chinese associations in Africa, the ideological discourse of "positive energy" in China, and the redefinition of the concept of "citizen diplomacy".

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The new issue of the GIGA Journal of Politics in Latin America offers a variety of analyses of topics such as drug crime, law enforcement, or oppositional patterns against democracy in Mexico, as well as a reassessment of the 2017 presidential election in Chile.

In brief |

Many refugees and migrant workers in the Global South must thwart curfews in order to make a living. GIGA researchers Dr. Lea Müller-Funk, Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz and Dr. Christiane Fröhlich analyse, how COVID-19 impacts (forced) migration in the Middle East and North Africa.