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New Africa Spectrum 1/2018

This issue covers topics such as the state of African middle classes, the Ghanaian elections of 2016, the rural exodus in the border region between Cameroon and Nigeria, and more.

Africa Spectrum Vol. 53, No. 1 (2018)


  • Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber: For the last time from these editors Abstract | PDF

Research Articles

  • George Bob-Milliar, Jeffrey Paller: Democratic Ruptures and Electoral Outcomes in Africa: Ghana’s 2016 Election Abstract | PDF

  • Michael Stasik: The Popular Niche Economy of a Ghanaian Bus Station: Departure from Informality Abstract | PDF

  • Melchisedek Chétima: “Vernacularising Modernity?” Rural–Urban Migration and Cultural Transformation in the Northern Mandara Mountains Abstract | PDF

  • B Camminga: “Gender Refugees” in South Africa: The “Common-Sense” Paradox Abstract | PDF

Analyses and Reports

  • Victor Ogbonnaya Okorie: From Oil to Water? The Deepening Crises of Primitive Accumulation in the Waterscapes of Nigeria’s Niger Delta Abstract | PDF

Book Reviews

  • Henning Melber: Book Review: Lena Kroeker, David O’Keane, and Tabea Scharrer (eds), Middle Classes in Africa: Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges (2018) Abstract | PDF

  • Henning Melber: Book Review: Christi van der Westhuizen, Sitting Pretty: White Afrikaans Women in Postapartheid South Africa (2017) Abstract | PDF

  • Helmut Asche: Book Review: Simone Claar, International Trade Policy and Class Dynamics in South Africa: The Economic Partnership Agreement (2018) Abstract | PDF

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