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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 44, issue 3, 2009

Introduction: Power-Sharing in Africa pp. 2-10 Downloads
Andreas Mehler
The Perils of Power-Sharing: Africa and Beyond pp. 11-39 Downloads
Chandra Sriram and Marie-Joëlle Zahar
The Prevalence of Power-Sharing: Exploring the Patterns of Post-Election Peace pp. 41-62 Downloads
Anna Jarstad
Power-Sharing, Conflict and Transition in Burundi: Twenty Years of Trial and Error pp. 63-86 Downloads
Stef Vandeginste
Using Power-Sharing to Win a War: The Implementation of the Lomé Agreement in Sierra Leone pp. 87-107 Downloads
Helga Binningsbø and Kendra Dupuy
Power-Sharing in the Local Arena: Man. a Rebel-Held Town in Western Côte d.Ivoire pp. 109-131 Downloads
Kathrin Heitz
The Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Dynamics of Post-Conflict Political Partnership in Sudan pp. 133-147 Downloads
Einas Ahmed
Kenya.s Grand Coalition Government. Another Obstacle to Urgent Constitutional Reform? pp. 149-164 Downloads
Henry Amadi
Review: Robert H. Bates: When Things Fell Apart. State Failure in Late-Century Africa (2008) pp. 165-168 Downloads
Thomas Bierschenk

Volume 44, issue 2, 2009

The Ethiopian Second Republic and the Fragile.Social Contract pp. 3-28 Downloads
Jon Abbink
Social Research and Development Policy: Two Approaches to West African Land-tenure Problems pp. 29-52 Downloads
Volker Stamm
The Vitality of Kabiye in Togo pp. 53-76 Downloads
Komlan Essizewa
Democracy as a Limiting Factor for Politicised Cultural Populism in Malawi pp. 77-94 Downloads
Reuben Chirambo
Reform in Defence of Sovereignty: South Africa in the UN Security Council, 2007-2008 pp. 95-110 Downloads
Paul-Henri Bischoff
The South African Election of 2009 pp. 111-124 Downloads
Roger Southall and John Daniel
Voting Behaviour in the 2009 South African Election pp. 125-133 Downloads
Norbert Kersting
Cape Verde: Marketing Good Governance pp. 135-147 Downloads
Bruce Baker
.We must move towards a conference of national reconciliation... Professor Boubacar Barry on the Guinean crisis pp. 149-159 Downloads
Boubacar Barry
Review: Susanne Buckley-Zistel: Conflict Transformation and Social Change in Uganda. Remembering after Violence (2008) pp. 161-163 Downloads
Rita Schäfer

Volume 44, issue 1, 2009

From the Editors’ Desk pp. 5 Downloads
Andreas Mehler and Henning Melber
New Nationalism and Xenophobia in Africa – A New Inclination? pp. 7-18 Downloads
Norbert Kersting
“New” Nationalism and Autochthony – Tales of Origin as Political Cleavage pp. 19-38 Downloads
Morten Bøås
Discrimination, Despoliation and Irreconcilable Difference: Host-Immigrant Tensions in Brazzaville, Congo pp. 39-59 Downloads
Bruce Whitehouse
Africa for Africans or Africa for “Natives” Only? “New Nationalism” and Nativism in Zimbabwe and South Africa pp. 61-78 Downloads
Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni
Ethiopian Nationalism: An Ideology to Transcend All Odds pp. 79-97 Downloads
Belachew Gebrewold
Who to Blame and What’s to Gain? Reflections on Space, State, and Violence in Kenya and South Africa pp. 99-110 Downloads
Loren Landau and Jean Misago
New Nationalism and Development in Africa pp. 111-123 Downloads
Dirk Kohnert
Review: Manfred Schulz (ed.): Entwicklungsträger in der DR Kongo. Entwicklungen in Politik, Wirtschaft, Religion, Zivilgesellschaft und Kultur (2007) pp. 125-127 Downloads
Peter Ay
Review: Wolbert G. C. Smidt, Kinfe Abraham (eds.): Discussing Conflict in Ethiopia. Conflict Management and Resolution (2007) pp. 128-130 Downloads
Ulrich Braukämper
Review: Hans Eric Stolten (ed.): History Making and Present Day Politics. The Meaning of Collective Memory in South Africa (2007) pp. 131-134 Downloads
Rita Schäfer
Review: Christoph Haferburg: Umbruch oder Persistenz? Sozialräumliche Differenzierungen in Kapstadt (2007) pp. 135-138 Downloads
Theo Rauch
Review: Holger Stoecker: Afrikawissenschaften in Berlin von 1919 bis 1945. Zur Geschichte und Topographie eines wissenschaftlichen Netzwerkes (2008) pp. 139-140 Downloads
Katrin Bromber

Volume 43, issue 3, 2008

The growing influence of Civil Society actors in African development processes pp. 309-332
Walter Eberlei
This article examines the strengths and weaknesses of Ake’s contribution to the social sciences and knowledge production in Africa. It discusses the relevance of Ake’s works for adapting the intellectual legacies of Marxist scholarship to understanding the political economy and social history of contemporary Africa. It also highlights the shortcomings noted in his orientation, and dispositions to expatriate knowledge generally, and the Western social science in particular. Given his advocacy of the need to reconstruct existing disciplinary fields following uniquely African critiques and interpretations, the study presents Ake’s works as a corrective intervention to Euro-centrism and advocates the practice of ‘non-hierarchical’ ‘cross-regional’ ‘dialogue’, in which neither the North nor the South is taken as the paradigm against which ‘the other’ is measured and pronounced inadequate pp. 333-351
Jeremiah O. Arowosegbe
The China Shop Phenomenon: Trade Supply within the Chinese Diaspora in South Africa pp. 353-370
Rachel Laribee
Algeria as a Destination of Migrants – A Comparative Study of Sub-Saharan and Chinese Migrants pp. 371-392
Dalila Nadi

Volume 43, issue 2, 2008

Do African parties contribute to democracy? Some findings from Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria pp. 175-201
Sebastian Elischer
Clientelism and social structure: an analysis of patronage in Yoruba social thought pp. 203-224
Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale
Rites of passage overseas? – On the sojourn of Mozambican students and scholars in Cuba pp. 225-244
Hauke Dorsch
Education policy and transnationalism in post-colonial Angola – Angola’s cooperation with Cuba and the challenges it poses pp. 245-268
Christine Hatzky

Volume 43, issue 1, 2008

Pastoral conflicts and state-building in the Ethiopian lowlands pp. 19-38
Tobias Hagmann and Alemmaya Mulugeta
Political history of the Afar in Ethiopia and Eritrea pp. 39-66
Yasin Mohammed Yasin
Productivity of refugee camps: social and political dynamics from the Somaliland-Ethiopia border (1988–2001) pp. 67-90
Luca Ciabarri
Newspapers in Hargeysa: Freedom of speech in post-conflict Somaliland pp. 91-114
Markus V. Höhne

Volume 42, issue 3, 2007

The promise and perils of water reforms: Perspectives from Northern Ghana pp. 419-437
Wolfram Laube
Appropriate ‘governance-technology’? – Somali clan elders and institutions in the making of the ‘Republic of Somaliland’ pp. 439-459
Marleen Renders
Selecting therapies in Benin: making choices between informal, formal, private and public health services pp. 461-481
Thamar Klein
German-African research co-operation: practices, problems and policies pp. 483-505
Veronika Fuest

Volume 42, issue 2, 2007

Autonomy or security: the negotiation of family norms in Sudanese families pp. 167-194
Ulrike Schultz
Valentine’s Day in Kumasi, Ghana: sexuality and changes in intergenerational relations pp. 195-218
Astrid Bochow
Yakuba’s new life – on the changes of child fosterage among the rural Fée (Mokollé) in northern Benin pp. 219-249
Jeannett Martin
‘My baby is my paper!’– Family ties of Nigerian female migrants on their way to Europe pp. 251-273
Kristin Kastner
Normative images of the family for Africa: the UN Convention and the African Charter on the rights of the child pp. 275-300
Ulrike Wanitzek
Nigeria’s ‘manifest destiny’ in West Africa: dominance without power pp. 301-321
Daniel C. Bach

Volume 42, issue 1, 2007

Appropriating the mosque: women's religious groups in Khartoum pp. 5-27
Salma A. Nageeb
'We don't want equality; we want to be given our rights': Muslim women negotiating global development concepts in Senegal pp. 29-48
Nadine Sieveking
Diamantenhandel und der Krieg in Kongo/Zaire [The diamond trade and the war in Congo/Zaire] pp. 49-71
Volker Kaul
Conflict mediation in decolonisation: Namibia's transition to independence pp. 73-94
Henning Melber and Christopher Saunders
Lake Kivu's methane gas: natural risk, or source of energy and political security pp. 95-110
Martin Doevenspeck
Wahlen in der DR Kongo 2006 [The elections in DR Congo 2006] pp. 111-123
Eckart Rohde
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