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Africa Spectrum

1997 - 2015

From Institute of African Affairs, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
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Volume 50, issue 2, 2015

“No die, no rest”? Coercive Discipline in Liberian Military Organisations pp. 3-29 Downloads
Ilmari Käihkö
Ready or Not: Namibia As a Potentially Successful Oil Producer pp. 31-55 Downloads
Andrzej Polus, Dominik Kopinski and Wojciech Tycholiz
Indigenous Knowledge and Public Education in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 57-71 Downloads
Munyaradzi Mawere
The 2015 Nigerian General Elections pp. 73-85 Downloads
Nkwachukwu Orji
Why Corporatism Collapsed in South Africa: The Significance of NEDLAC pp. 87-100 Downloads
Yejoo Kim and Janis van der Westhuizen
The Use of “Community” in South Africa’s 2011 Local Government Elections pp. 101-111 Downloads
Udo Richard Averweg and Marcus Leaning
Conference Report: Neopatrimonialism, Democracy, and Party Research: The German and International Debate – In Remembrance of Gero Erdmann (1952–2014) pp. 113-123 Downloads
Marianne Kneuer, Andreas Mehler and Jonas Sell
A Backward Look into South Africa’s Future pp. 125-135 Downloads
Ivor Sarakinsky
Review: Mohamed Adhikari (ed.), Genocide on Settler Frontiers: When Hunter-Gatherers and Commercial Stock Farmers Clash (2014) pp. 137-139 Downloads
Henning Melber
Review: Klaas van Walraven, The Yearning for Relief: A History of the Sawaba Movement in Niger (2013) pp. 140-142 Downloads
Gabriella Körling
Review: Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana (2014) pp. 143-145 Downloads
Nelson Oppong
Review: Jenny Kuhlmann, Transnational Diaspora Politics: Cross-Border Political Activities of Zimbabweans in the United Kingdom (2013) pp. 146-148 Downloads
Brian Raftopoulos
Review: Morten Jerven, Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong (2015) pp. 149-151 Downloads
Ute Rietdorf
Review: Thomas Bierschenk and Eva Spies (eds), 50 Jahre Unabhängigkeit in Afrika: Kontinuitäten, Brüche, Perspektiven (2012) pp. 152-154 Downloads
Geert Castryck

Volume 50, issue 1, 2015

Africa Spectrum at 50 pp. 3-4 Downloads
Andreas Mehler and Henning Melber
Tactical Communication: Mutiny as a Dialogue in West and Central Africa pp. 5-23 Downloads
Maggie Dwyer
A Future beyond HIV/AIDS? Health as a Political Commodity in Botswana pp. 25-47 Downloads
Astrid Bochow
The "Protests against Charlie Hebdo" in Niger: A Background Analysis pp. 49-64 Downloads
Jannik Schritt
What Is Nigeria? Unsettling the Myth of Exceptionalism pp. 65-78 Downloads
Aghogho Akpome
The Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Elections in Malawi, May 2014 pp. 79-92 Downloads
Nandini Patel and Michael Wahman
Obituary: Gerhard Grohs, 24 June 1929 – 18 February 2015 pp. 93-94 Downloads
Dieter Neubert
Review: Chris Alden, Sergio Chichava (eds), China and Mozambique: From Comrades to Capitalists (2014) / Giles Mohan et al., Chinese Migrants and Africa’s Development: New Imperialists or Agents of Change? (2014) pp. 95-98 Downloads
Laurence Marfaing
Review: Review of: Kjetil Tronvoll and Daniel R. Mekonnen, The African Garrison State: Human Rights and Political Development in Eritrea, Rochester, NY: James Currey, 2014, ISBN-10: 1847010695, 223 pp. and Andebrhan Welde Giorgis, Eritrea at a Crossroads: A Narrative of Triumph, Betrayal and Hope pp. 99-103 Downloads
Salih O. Nur
Review: Mohamed Saliou Camara, Political History of Guinea since World War Two (2014) pp. 104-106 Downloads
Carole Ammann
Review: Meredith Terretta, Nation of Outlaws, State of Violence: Nationalism, Grassfields Tradition, and State Building in Cameroon (2013) pp. 107-109 Downloads
Sebastian Elischer
Review: Devan Pillay, Gilbert M. Khadiagala, Prishani Naidoo and Roger Southall (eds), New South African Review 4: A Fragile Democracy – Twenty Years On (2014) pp. 110-111 Downloads
Ian Taylor
Review: Joseph Patrick Ganahl, Corruption, Good Governance, and the African State: A Critical Analysis of the Political-Economic Foundations of Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa (2013) pp. 112-114 Downloads
Reinhart Kößler
Review: Ian Taylor, Africa Rising? BRICS – Diversifying Dependency (2014) pp. 115-118 Downloads
Johannes Plagemann

Volume 49, issue 2, 2014

Work and Masculinity in Katanga’s Artisanal Mines pp. 3-26 Downloads
Jeroen Cuvelier
Violence and Votes in Nigeria: The Dominance of Incumbents in the Use of Violence to Rig Elections pp. 27-51 Downloads
Hakeem Onapajo
Civil Society and Land Use Policy in Uganda: The Mabira Forest Case pp. 53-77 Downloads
Patrick Hönig
South Africa: The 2014 National and Provincial Elections pp. 79-89 Downloads
Ulf Engel
Zimbabwean Politics in the Post-2013 Election Period pp. 91-103 Downloads
Brian Raftopoulos
The Demise and Rise of the Coy San, Review: De Jongh, Michael (2012), Roots and Routes: Karretjie People of the Great Karoo: The Marginalisation of a South African First People; Glyn, Patricia (2013), What Dawid Knew: A Journey with the Kruipers, Johannesburg: Picador; Myburgh, Paul John (2013), The Bushman Winter Has Come: The True Story of the Last Band of /Gwikwe Bushmen on the Great Sand Face; Taylor, Julie J. (2012), Naming the Land: San Identity and Community Conservation in Namibia’s West Caprivi; Zips-Mairitsch, Manuela (2013), Lost Lands? (Land) Rights of the San in Botswana and the Legal Concept of Indigeneity in Africa pp. 105-112 Downloads
Robert J. Gordon
Review: Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Empire, Global Coloniality and African Subjectivity (2013) pp. 113-115 Downloads
Tinashe Nyamunda
Review: Sanya Osha (ed.), The Social Contract in Africa (2014) pp. 116-119 Downloads
Damian Chukwudi Ukwandu
Review: Hansjörg Dilger, Abdoulaye Kane, and Stacey A. Langwick (eds), Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa: Transnational Health and Healing (2012) pp. 120-122 Downloads
Sung-Joon Park

Volume 49, issue 1, 2014

Political Representation of Minorities as Collateral Damage or Gain: The Batwa in Burundi and Rwanda pp. 3-25 Downloads
Stef Vandeginste
Traditional, Democratic, Accountable? Navigating Citizen-Subjection in Rural South Africa pp. 27-54 Downloads
Robin L. Turner
The Efficacy of Water Treaties in the Eastern Nile Basin pp. 55-67 Downloads
Wuhibegezer Ferede and Sheferawu Abebe
The Crisis in CAR: Navigating Myths and Interests pp. 69-77 Downloads
Ilmari Käihkö and Mats Utas
Threats to Constitutionalism by Liberation Movements in Southern Africa pp. 79-99 Downloads
Roger Southall
Death or Dearth of Democracy in Zimbabwe? pp. 101-114 Downloads
David Moore
Review: Roger Southall, Liberation Movements in Power: Party & State in Southern Africa (2013) pp. 115-119 Downloads
Reinhart Koessler
Review: MaryEllen Higgins (ed.), Hollywood’s Africa after 1994 (2012) pp. 120-122 Downloads
Thomas Klein
Review: Roman Loimeier, Muslim Societies in Africa: A Historical Anthropology (2013) pp. 123-125 Downloads
Bruce Whitehouse

Volume 48, issue 3, 2013

Insurgent Nationalism: Political Imagination and Rupture in Côte d'Ivoire pp. 3-31 Downloads
Till Foerster
Frames in the Ethiopian Debate on Biofuels pp. 33-53 Downloads
Brigitte Portner
Negotiated Peace, Denied Justice? The Case of West Nile (Northern Uganda) pp. 55-84 Downloads
Artur Bogner and Dieter Neubert
At the Margins of the Economy? Chinese Migrants in Lesotho's Wholesale and Retail Sector pp. 85-97 Downloads
Sarah Hanisch
Africa and the Middle Class(es) pp. 111-120 Downloads
Henning Melber
Review: Lorenzo Cotula, The Great African Land Grab?: Agricultural Investments and the Global Food System (2013) pp. 121-123 Downloads
Kerstin Nolte
Review: Richard Bourne, Catastrophe: What Went Wrong in Zimbabwe (2011) pp. 124-126 Downloads
Sören Scholvin
Review: Irina Filatova and Apollon Davidson, The Hidden Thread: Russia and South Africa in the Soviet Era (2013) pp. 127-130 Downloads
Chris Saunders
Review: Hermann Giliomee, The Last Afrikaner Leaders: A Supreme Test of Power (2012) pp. 131-133 Downloads
Adam Houldsworth
Review: Christine Hatzky, Kubaner in Angola: Süd-Süd-Kooperation und Bildungstransfer 1976-1991 (2012) pp. 134-135 Downloads
Reinhart Kößler

Volume 48, issue 2, 2013

Ominous Inevitabilities: Reflecting on South Africa’s Post-Transition Aporia in Achmat Dangor’s "Bitter Fruit" pp. 3-24 Downloads
Aghogho Akpome
Nigeria’s Quest to Recover Looted Assets: The Abacha Affair pp. 51-70 Downloads
David U. Enweremadu
Oil Multinational Corporations, Environmental Irresponsibility and Turbulent Peace in the Niger Delta pp. 71-83 Downloads
Daniel E. Agbiboa and Benjamin Maiangwa
A Critical Review of Environmental Conservation in Zimbabwe pp. 85-97 Downloads
Munyaradzi Mawere
Reflections on the 22nd Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.) in Cologne, Germany (30 May–2 June 2012) pp. 99-106 Downloads
Martina Gockel-Frank and Michael Bollig
Comparison Re-invented: Adaptation of Universal Methods to African Studies (Conference Report) pp. 107-115 Downloads
Franzisca Zanker and Katharina Newbery
Not Studying White, Up or Down, but Around Southern Africa: A Response to Francis Nyamnjoh pp. 117-121 Downloads
Robert J. Gordon
"Poor Whites" Do Matter pp. 123-126 Downloads
Annika Teppo
From Quibbles to Substance: A Response to Responses pp. 127-139 Downloads
Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Review: Ulf Engel (ed.), New Mediation Practices in African Conflicts (2012) pp. 141-143 Downloads
Johannes Vüllers
Review: Christopher Cramer, Laura Hammond, and Johan Pottier (eds.), Researching Violence in Africa: Ethical and Methodological Challenges (2011) pp. 144-146 Downloads
Jon Schubert
Review: Derek Hook, A Critical Psychology of the Postcolonial: The Mind of Apartheid (2012) pp. 147-148 Downloads
Danielle Faye Tran
Review; Ønulf Gulbrandsen, The State and the Social: State Formation in Botswana and Its Precolonial and Colonial Genealogies (2012) pp. 149-152 Downloads
Reinhart Kößler

Volume 48, issue 1, 2013

(Re)making the Social World: The Politics of Transitional Justice in Burundi pp. 3-24 Downloads
Sandra Rubli
Becoming Zimbabwe or Becoming Zimbabwean: Identity, Nationalism and State-building pp. 49-70 Downloads
Alois S. Mlambo
Serving in Africa: US Peace Corps in Cameroon pp. 71-87 Downloads
Julius A. Amin
Gender, Gays and Gain: The Sexualised Politics of Donor Aid in Malawi pp. 89-105 Downloads
Emmie Chanika, John L. Lwanda and Adamson S. Muula
The 2013 Elections in Zimbabwe: End of an Era for Human Rights Discourse? pp. 99-110 Downloads
Cornelias Ncube
On Gaining Access: A Response to Francis Nyamnjoh’s “Blinded by Sight: Divining the Future of Anthropology in Africa” pp. 107-112 Downloads
Andrew Hartnack
On Agnotology as Built-in Ignorance pp. 113-116 Downloads
Jean-Pierre Warnier
Anthropology and Whites in South Africa: Response to an Unreasonable Critique pp. 117-127 Downloads
Isak Niehaus
The Value of Outsiderdom, or, Anthropology’s Folly pp. 129-134 Downloads
Sanya Osha
Review: Lisa Mackenrodt, Swahili Spirit Possession and Islamic Healing in Contemporary Tanzania: The Jinn Fly on Friday (2011) pp. 135-137 Downloads
Jigal Beez
Review: Klaus Grütjen, Lokale Selbstverwaltung im Spannungsfeld von afrikanischer Tradition und europäischer Moderne: Dezentralisierung und Dekonzentration in den frankophonen Staaten Westafrikas am Beispiel Burkina Fasos (2011) pp. 138-140 Downloads
Katja Werthmann
Review: Christopher Cramer, Laura Hammond, and Johan Pottier (eds.), Researching Violence in Africa: Ethical and Methodological Challenges (2011) pp. 141-144 Downloads
Oluwaseum Bamidele
Review: Jutta Bakonyi, Land ohne Staat: Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft im Krieg am Beispiel Somalias (2011) pp. 145-147 Downloads
Markus V. Höhne
Review: Volker Matthies, The Siege of Magdala: The British Empire Against the Emperor of Ethiopia (2012) pp. 148-150 Downloads
Tekeste Negash
Review: Josiah Brownell, The Collapse of Rhodesia: Population Demographics and the Politics of Race (2011) pp. 151-154 Downloads
Tinashe Nyamunda
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