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Review of African Political Economy

1997 - 2017

Current editor(s): Graham Harrison, Branwen Gruffydd Jones, Claire Mercer, Nicolas Pons-Vignon, Aurelia Segatti and Ray Bush

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Volume 44, issue 7, 2017

Neoliberalism, labour power and democracy – the sense of an ending pp. 353-357 Downloads
Hannah Cross
Neoliberal democratisation, colonial legacies and the rise of the non-state provision of social welfare in West Africa pp. 358-380 Downloads
Lauren M. MacLean
A comparative political economy of regional migration and labour mobility in West and Southern Africa pp. 381-398 Downloads
Hannah Cross and Lionel Cliffe
The International Labour Organization and African trade unions: tripartite fantasies and enduring struggles pp. 399-414 Downloads
Nick Bernards
Institutionalised conflict, subaltern worker rebellions and insurgent unionism: casual workers’ organisation and power resources in the South African Post Office pp. 415-431 Downloads
David Dickinson
‘We recommend compliance’: bargaining and leverage in Ethiopian–US intelligence cooperation pp. 432-448 Downloads
Sobukwe Odinga
China and Namibia, 1990 to 2015: how a new actor changes the dynamics of political economy pp. 449-465 Downloads
Gregor Dobler
The myth of economic growth in Africa pp. 466-475 Downloads
Franklin Obeng-Odoom
Oil and democratisation in Ghana pp. 476-486 Downloads
Ehis Michael Odijie
Beyond forceful measures: Tanzania’s ‘war on poaching’ needs diversified strategies more than militarised tactics pp. 487-498 Downloads
Mathew Bukhi Mabele
The difference that ‘capitalism’ makes: on the merits and limits of critical political economy in African Studies pp. 499-509 Downloads
Stefan Ouma
Africa and International Relations in the 21st century pp. 510-511 Downloads
Samuel Oyewole

Volume 44, issue 4, 2017

Extraction and beyond: people’s economic responses to restructuring in southern and central Africa pp. 173-188 Downloads
Vito Laterza and John Sharp
Towards a life of poverty and uncertainty? The livelihood strategies of Gécamines workers after retrenchment in the DRC pp. 189-203 Downloads
Benjamin Rubbers
Money, migration and masculinity among artisanal miners in Katanga (DR Congo) pp. 204-219 Downloads
Jeroen Cuvelier
Multiple livelihoods and social relations in the South African Lowveld, 1986–2013 pp. 220-236 Downloads
Kees (C. S.) van der Waal
After the mines: the changing social and economic landscape of Malawi–South Africa migration pp. 237-251 Downloads
Jessica A. Johnson
From fatalism to mass action to incorporation to neoliberal individualism: worker safety on South African mines,.1955–2016 pp. 252-271 Downloads
Paul Stewart and Dhiraj Kumar Nite
? Mining in South Africa in the last 30 years – an overview pp. 272-291 Downloads
Hugh Macmillan
Contested labour and political leadership: three mineworkers’ unions after the opposition victory in Zambia pp. 292-311 Downloads
Esther Uzar
The 2015 general elections in Nigeria: new media, party politics and the political economy of voting pp. 312-321 Downloads
Mala Mustapha
Liberia’s run-up to 2017: continuity and change in a long history of electoral politics pp. 322-335 Downloads
Robtel Neajai Pailey and David Harris
Assembling effective industrial policy in Africa: an agenda for action pp. 336-345 Downloads
Pádraig Carmody
A flawed freedom: rethinking southern African liberation; South Africa – the present as history: from Mrs Ples to Mandela and Marikana pp. 346-351 Downloads
Peter Lawrence

Volume 44, issue 1, 2017

On political economies of governance and resistance to (mis)rule pp. 1-9 Downloads
Reginald Cline-Cole
For richer, for poorer: why ethnicity often trumps economic cleavages in Kenya pp. 10-29 Downloads
Biniam E. Bedasso
Politics, development and the instrumentalisation of (de)centralisation in Sierra Leone pp. 30-46 Downloads
Felix Marco Conteh
Statistics versus livelihoods: questioning Rwanda’s pathway out of poverty pp. 47-65 Downloads
An Ansoms, Esther Marijnen, Giuseppe Cioffo and Jude Murison
The politics of recognition, and the manufacturing of citizenship and identity in Senegal’s decentralised charcoal market pp. 66-84 Downloads
Papa Faye
Rethinking peace-building practices through the Somaliland experience pp. 85-103 Downloads
Marta Regina Fernández y Garcia
Mozambican economic porosity and the role of Brazilian capital: a political economy analysis pp. 104-121 Downloads
Isabela Nogueira, Ossi Ollinaho, Eduardo Costa Pinto, Grasiela Baruco, Alexis Saludjian, José Paulo Guedes Pinto, Paulo Balanco and Carlos Schonerwald
Elite capture and state neglect: new evidence on South Africa’s land reform pp. 122-130 Downloads
Ruth Hall and Thembela Kepe
Beyond ethnicity: the violence in Western Uganda and Rwenzori’s 99 problems pp. 131-141 Downloads
Anna Reuss and Kristof Titeca
The African middle class(es) – in the middle of what? pp. 142-154 Downloads
Henning Melber
Burkina Faso: from Thomas Sankara to popular resistance pp. 155-164 Downloads
Leo Zeilig
Understanding Eritrea: inside Africa's most repressive state pp. 165-169 Downloads
Habtom Yohannes
Africa: why economists get it wrong pp. 170-172 Downloads
Alfred Zack-Williams

Volume 43, issue 10, 2016

Natural resources, economic rents and social justice in contemporary Africa pp. 533-539 Downloads
Alfred Zack-Williams
Call for Speakers/Papers pp. 540-541 Downloads
The Editors
Diamonds, dependence and De Beers: monopoly capitalism and compliance with the Kimberley Process in Namibia pp. 542-555 Downloads
Nathan Munier
Diamond pricing and valuation in South Africa’s extractive political economy pp. 556-575 Downloads
Khadija Sharife and Sarah Bracking
Rethinking ‘expert sense’ in international development: the case of Sierra Leone’s housing policy pp. 576-591 Downloads
Steven Nabieu Rogers
Crystallising contention: social movements, protests and riots in African Studies pp. 592-607 Downloads
Joschka Philipps
Mind the gap? Civil society policy engagement and the pursuit of gender justice: critical discourse analysis of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Africa 2003–2015 pp. 608-629 Downloads
Paul Chaney
Centralising rents and dispersing power while pursuing development? Exploring the strategic uses of military firms in Rwanda pp. 630-647 Downloads
Pritish Behuria
The appeal of third termism and militarism in Burundi pp. 648-657 Downloads
Patricia Daley and Rowan Popplewell
Representing Eritrea: geopolitics and narratives of oppression pp. 658-667 Downloads
Tanja R. Müller
The political economy of regime survival: Algeria in the context of the African and Arab uprisings pp. 668-680 Downloads
Hamza Hamouchene and Brahim Rouabah
Pan-Africanism and Communism: the Communist International, Africa and the diaspora, 1919–1939 pp. 681-684 Downloads
Alfred Zack-Williams
Editorial Board pp. ebi-ebi Downloads
The Editors

Volume 43, issue 8, 2016

Dedication and acknowledgements pp. 1-1 Downloads
The Editors
Remembering Lionel Cliffe pp. 2-6 Downloads
Peter Lawrence
Land, liberation and democracy: the life and work of Lionel Cliffe pp. 7-16 Downloads
Peter Lawrence
Lionel Cliffe: the politically engaged intellectual worker pp. 17-21 Downloads
Mike Powell
Village land politics and the legacy of pp. 22-40 Downloads
Elisa Greco
Cotton and textiles industries in Tanzania: the failures of liberalisation pp. 41-59 Downloads
Andrew Coulson
Reflections on land policy and the independence settlement in Kenya pp. 60-68 Downloads
Brian Van Arkadie
Agrarian transformation in the Near East and North Africa: influences from the work of Lionel Cliffe pp. 69-85 Downloads
Ray Bush
Old wine in new bottles? Revisiting contract farming after agrarian reform in Zimbabwe pp. 86-98 Downloads
Lloyd Sachikonye
‘I am a paramount chief, this land belongs to my ancestors’: the reconfiguration of rural authority after Zimbabwe's land reforms pp. 99-114 Downloads
Grasian Mkodzongi
Analysing the history of agrarian struggles in Tanzania from a feminist perspective pp. 115-129 Downloads
Marjorie Mbilinyi
The importance of land in rethinking rural transformation, agrarian revolution and unfinished liberation in Africa pp. 130-144 Downloads
Nancy Andrew
The ZIPA moment: Dzino, Mugabe and Samora Machel pp. 145-166 Downloads
John S. Saul
Lionel Cliffe and the generation(s) of Zimbabwean politics pp. 167-186 Downloads
David Moore
Morality and economic growth in rural West Africa: indigenous accumulation in Hausaland pp. 187-189 Downloads
Caroline Ifeka

Volume 43, issue 7, 2016

Ruth First prize pp. 337-337 Downloads
The Editors
African women’s struggles in a gender perspective pp. 338-349 Downloads
Emmanuelle Bouilly, Ophélie Rillon and Hannah Cross
Bridging social divides: leadership and the making of an alliance for women’s land-use rights in Morocco pp. 350-364 Downloads
Yasmine Berriane
(De-)Politicising women’s collective action: international actors and land inheritance in post-war Burundi pp. 365-381 Downloads
Marie Saiget
Women’s mobilisation for legislative political representation in Africa pp. 382-399 Downloads
Aili Mari Tripp
Women’s activism around gender-based violence in South Africa: recognition, redistribution and representation pp. 400-415 Downloads
Amanda Gouws
Senegalese mothers ‘fight clandestine migration’: an intersectional perspective on activism and apathy among parents and spouses left behind pp. 416-435 Downloads
Emmanuelle Bouilly
Women’s protests: gender, imprisonment and resistance in South Africa (Pollsmoor Prison, 1970s–90s) pp. 436-450 Downloads
Natacha Filippi
‘I acted like a man’: exploring female ex-insurgents’ narratives on Nigeria’s oil insurgency pp. 451-469 Downloads
Temitope Oriola
The geopolitics of Turkey's ‘humanitarian diplomacy’ in Somalia: a critique pp. 470-477 Downloads
Theodore Baird
Waste and well-being: a political economy of informal waste management and public policy in urban West Africa pp. 478-488 Downloads
Bernard Ugochukwu Nwosu, Thaddeus Chidi Nzeadibe and Peter Oluchukwu Mbah
Financialisation and economic growth in Nigeria pp. 489-503 Downloads
Ejike Udeogu
Diminishing returns and agricultural involution in Côte d'Ivoire's cocoa sector pp. 504-517 Downloads
Ehis Michael Odijie
Swaziland: the struggle for political freedom and democracy pp. 518-527 Downloads
Bongani Masuku and Peter Limb
Women and the informal economy in urban Africa: from the margins to the centre pp. 528-529 Downloads
Egle Cesnulyte
Muslim families in global Senegal: money takes care of shame pp. 529-530 Downloads
Hannah Cross
Gender and the political economy of conflict in Africa: the persistence of violence pp. 530-532 Downloads
Fenella Porter

Volume 43, issue 4, 2016

Africa and the drugs trade revisited pp. 167-173 Downloads
Gernot Klantschnig, Margarita Dimova and Hannah Cross
Illicit livelihoods: drug crops and development in Africa pp. 174-189 Downloads
Neil Carrier and Gernot Klantschnig
Securing (in)security: relinking violence and the trade in in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo pp. 190-205 Downloads
Ann A. Laudati
Chain work: the cultivation of hierarchy in Sierra Leone’s cannabis economy pp. 206-226 Downloads
Christopher A. Suckling
‘The first dragon to slay’: unpacking Kenya’s war on drugs pp. 227-242 Downloads
Margarita Dimova
Military Kinship, Inc.: patronage, inter-ethnic marriages and social classes in South Sudan pp. 243-259 Downloads
Clémence Pinaud
Ethnic minorities and the land question in Nigeria pp. 260-276 Downloads
Jeremiah O. Arowosegbe
Modernising agriculture through a ‘new’ Green Revolution: the limits of the Crop Intensification Programme in Rwanda pp. 277-293 Downloads
Giuseppe Davide Cioffo, An Ansoms and Jude Murison
Editorial Notice pp. 294-294 Downloads
Alexander Beresford
From the shop floor to the kitchen table: the shifting centre of precarious workers’ politics in South Africa pp. 295-311 Downloads
Ben Scully
The political economy of heroin and crack cocaine in Tanzania pp. 312-319 Downloads
Sheryl McCurdy and Pamela Kaduri
Separatist tensions and violence in the ‘model post-conflict state’: Mozambique since the 1990s pp. 320-327 Downloads
Colin Darch
Exodus: immigration and multiculturalism in the 21st century pp. 328-336 Downloads
Peter Lawrence

Volume 43, issue 1, 2016

Africa rising? pp. 1-7 Downloads
Alexander Beresford
Dependency redux: why Africa is not rising pp. 8-25 Downloads
Ian Taylor
Sovereignty, the ‘resource curse’ and the limits of good governance: a political economy of oil in Ghana pp. 26-42 Downloads
Jon Phillips, Elena Hailwood and Andrew Brooks
The political economy of the media in the Somali conflict pp. 43-57 Downloads
Nicole Stremlau, Emanuele Fantini and Ridwan M. Osman
An historical geographical analysis of South Africa's system of accumulation: 1652–1994 pp. 58-72 Downloads
Justin van der Merwe
The coming crisis of Zuma's ANC: the party state confronts fiscal crisis pp. 73-88 Downloads
Roger Southall
Trade unions, the state and ‘casino capitalism’ in South Africa's clothing industry pp. 89-106 Downloads
Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings
Amady Aly Dieng, 1932–2015: radical African nationalist, genuine Marxist, witty and free thinker pp. 107-115 Downloads
Jean Copans and Françoise Blum
Growth of Chinese trade and investment flows in DR Congo – blessing or curse? pp. 116-130 Downloads
Malancha Chakrabarty
The other face of the Zimbabwean crisis: The black market and dealers during Zimbabwe's decade of economic meltdown, 2000–2008 pp. 131-141 Downloads
Tapiwa Chagonda
The murder of Gilles Cistac: Mozambique's future at a crossroads pp. 142-150 Downloads
Ana Ganho
Does sub-Saharan Africa need capitalist philanthropy to reduce poverty and achieve food security? pp. 151-159 Downloads
Behrooz Morvaridi
The price of civilization: reawakening virtue and prosperity after the economic fall pp. 160-163 Downloads
Jörg Wiegratz
In the name of the people: Angola's forgotten massacre pp. 163-165 Downloads
John Saul
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