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New Africa Spectrum 3/2021

This issue of Africa Spectrum explores Africa's role in international politics. Among other topics, it examines Tanzania's peace and security policy, the West African Health Organisation, and Africa’s position in climate negotiations.

Africa Spectrum Vol. 56, No. 3 (2021)

Special Issue: Exploring Africa's Agency in International Politics

Guest Editors: Amanda Coffie, Lembe Tiky


  • Amanda Coffie, Lembe Tiky: Exploring Africa's Agency in International Politics Abstract | PDF

Research Articles

  • Thomas Kwasi Tieku: Punching above Weight: How the African Union Commission Exercises Agency in Politics Abstract | PDF

  • Stephanie Jaensch: Understanding African Agency in Peace and Security: Tanzania’s Implementation of “Non-Indifference” in Somalia Abstract | PDF

  • Emmanuel Balogun: African Agency in Practice: Acquiring Agency and Institutional Change in the West African Health Organisation Abstract | PDF

  • Nicholas Chan: “Special Circumstances” and the Politics of Climate Vulnerability: African Agency in the UN Climate Change Negotiations Abstract | PDF

Book Reviews

  • Alma A. Bezares Calderón: Book Review: Mines, Communities, and States: The Local Politics of Natural Resource Extraction in Africa Abstract | PDF

  • Nicholas Rush Smith: Book Review: The Terrorist Album: Apartheid’s Insurgents, Collaborators, and the Security Police Abstract | PDF

  • Norman Sempijja: Book Review: The Postcolonial African State in Transition: Stateness and Modes of Sovereignty Abstract | PDF

  • Gino Vlavonou: Book Review: Hunting Game: Raiding Politics in the Central African Republic Abstract | PDF

  • Aishwarya Bhuta: Book Review: Implementing Inequality: The Invisible Labor of International Development Abstract | PDF

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