“Europe and Transitions in (Southern) Africa” Working Group

Since the end of minority rule in Southern Africa the emergence of a new multi-polarity in the global power relations also directly affected the sovereign states in the sub-region. The WG investigates the impact and shifts at both the domestic levels of societies as well as their positioning in the international context.

What are the core topics?

Core topics focus on if and how power relations are adapted and modified in the local and international context. We look at how governance especially in the Southern African region plays out vis-à-vis the old (Europe) and new external actors.

What are our aims? What do we want to achieve as a Working Group?

We seek to assess social change social, economic and political change as well as state power and other agencies mainly (but not exclusively) in the Southern African region since the end of formal settler-colonial rule under liberation movements as governments.

News

New EADI Webinar: Mixed Method Research on Poverty, Inequality and Economic Development

22 Nov 2018

This webinar of the EADI Working Group on “Multi-Dimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics" will take place on 13 December 2019 at 2 pm CET. It focuses on the use of mixed methods approaches within development research on poverty, inequality, and economic development, as well as on their interactions, and will share the insights from a recent EADI/CROP event

It will start with short presentations from the organisers before engaging listeners in critical discussion of the challenges they face generating and using qualitative and quantitative data in an integrated and interdisciplinary way. Speakers are Laura Camfield, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, Andrew Sumner, Kings College, London and Lucas Schlögl, Kings College, London.

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New Working Group on Gender Justice

02 Nov 2018

Call for participation: The newly constituted Working Group on Gender Justice is inviting collaborators from all disciplines. The Gender Justice Working Group of EADI is a group of scholars working, writing and thinking on all issues related to gender justice. We feel that a shift from gender mainstreaming to gender justice in international development theory, policy and practice contexts is a worthwhile point of departure for discussion and focus. Therefore, we are opening this space/ initiative as a forum for scholars and researchers with an interest in the relationship between gender justice and international development.

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Recommended Readings

Dag Hammerskjöld Foundation, www.dhf.uu.se.

Occasional Paper Series, Centro Dipartementale di Studi Storici e Politici su Africa e Medio Oriente, 2008/2009. Authors: Roberta Pellizzoli, Mario Zamponi et al.

Working Paper Series, Centro Dipartementale di Studi Storici e Politici su Africa e Medio Oriente, 2008/2009. Authors: Roberta Pellizzoli, Mario Zamponi et al.

Transition in Southern Africa. Comparative Aspects. Two Lectures. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Discussion Paper No. 10, 2001,  Authors: Henning Melber, Christopher Sauders.

Political Cultures in Democratic South Africa. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Discussion Paper No. 19, 2002, Authors: Michael Neocosmos, Raymond Suttner, Ian Taylor.

Re-Examining Liberation in Namibia. Political Culture since Independence. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), 2003, Editor: Henning Melber.

Zimbabwe - The Policital Economy of Decline. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Discussion Paper No. 27, Authors: Suzanne Dansereau, Mario Zamponi.

Limits to Liberation in Southern Africa. The Unfinished Business of Democratic Consolidation. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Book, 2003, Editor: Henning Melber.

Legacies of Power. Leadership Change and Former Presidents in African Politics. Book, 2006, Editors: Henning Melber, Roger Southall.

Political Opposition in African Countries. The Cases of Kenya, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Discussion Paper No. 37, 2007, Authors: Henning Melber et al.

Post-Independence Authoritarianism. Journal Development and Cooperation No. 10, 2008, Author: Henning Melber

www2.spbo.unibo.it/dpis/centroafricamedioriente/en/working%20paper_en.html

Convenors

Henning Melber
The Nordic Africa Institute
Henning.Melber@nai.uu.se

Mario Zamponi
Centro Dipartementale di Studi Storici e Politici su Africa e Medio Oriente
University of Bologna
Strada Maggiore 45
40125 Bologna
Italy
Tel.: 39-51-2092551
Fax: 39-051-239548
mario.zamponi@unibo.it

Arrigo Pallotti
Centro Dipartementale di Studi Storici e Politici su Africa e Medio Oriente
University of Bologna
Strada Maggiore 45
40125 Bologna
Italy
Tel.: 39-51-2092551
Fax: 39-051-239548
arrigo.pallotti@unibo.it

Prof. Ian Phimister
University of the Free State
PhimisterIR@ufs.ac.za

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