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Africa Spectrum

1997 - 2017

From Institute of African Affairs, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
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Volume 50, issue 3, 2015

Universal Rights versus Exclusionary Politics: Aspirations and Despair among Eritrean Refugees in Tel Aviv pp. 3-27 Downloads
Tanja R. Müller
Straining: Young Men Working through Waithood in Freetown, Sierra Leone pp. 29-48 Downloads
Brandon Finn and Sophie Oldfield
China’s and Japan’s Foreign Aid Policies vis-à-vis Lusophone Africa pp. 49-79 Downloads
Munyaradzi Mawere
“Incompleteness” and the Quest for Multiple Identities in South Africa pp. 81-107 Downloads
Bernard C. Lategan
“Thousands of New Sankaras”: Resistance and Struggle in Burkina Faso pp. 109-121 Downloads
Sten Hagberg and Janis van der Westhuizen
Down to Earth Again: The Third Stage of African Growth Perceptions pp. 123-138 Downloads
Helmut Asche and Marcus Leaning
Review: Adam Branch and Zachariah Mampilly, Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change (2015) pp. 139-141 Downloads
Joschka Philipps
Review: Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola since the Civil War (2015) pp. 142-144 Downloads
Jon Schubert
Review: Abdul Raufu Mustapha (ed.), Sects & Social Disorder: Muslim Identities & Conflict in Northern Nigeria (2014) pp. 145-147 Downloads
Heinrich Bergstresser
Review: Manfred Öhm, War and Statehood in South Sudan (2014) pp. 148-150 Downloads
Katrin Seidel
Review: Martine Guichard, Tilo Grätz, and Youssouf Diallo (eds), Friendship, Descent and Alliance in Africa: Anthropological Perspectives (2014) pp. 151-153 Downloads
Astrid Bochow
Review: Emmanuel Akyeampong, Robert H. Bates, Nathan Nunn, and James A. Robinson (eds), Africa’s Development in Historical Perspective (2014) pp. 154-156 Downloads
Frederick Cooper
Review: Morten Jerven, Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong (2015) pp. 157-159 Downloads
Reinhart Kößler

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
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