Dr Alex Beresford
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
Links to some of the latest research articles will be on the VLE - this reading list is meant only as a starting point.
Readings for the course
These are some general readings that you may find helpful for general reading (including some provocative texts).
Bach, D. and M. Gazibo (2012) Neopatrimonialism in Africa and beyond London: Routledge
Bayart, J.F. (2007) The state in Africa: The politics of the belly Cambridge: Polity
Cooper, F. (2002) Africa since 1940 : the past of the present Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Cooper, F. (2014) Africa in the world : capitalism, empire, nation-state. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Davidson, B. (1992) The black man's burden : Africa and the curse of the nation-state London: Currey
Fanon, F. (2008). Black skin, white masks. Grove press.
Herbst, J. (2014) States and power in Africa : comparative lessons in authority and control Princeton: Princeton University Press
Mbembe, A. (2001) On the postcolony. Berkely: University of California Press
Poku, N., & Mdee, A. (2011). Politics in Africa : A new introduction . Zed Books.
Thompson, A. (2000; 2004; 2010) An Introduction to African Politics . London: Routledge. Introduction and conclusion
Lecture: Course introduction: the legacies of colonialism
This lecture provides an introduction to the colonial state and the lasting legacies of colonialism. It will also briefly explore African nationalist resistance to colonial rule.
Seminar: Colonial legacies
The purpose of this seminar is to explore the nature of the colonial state and the legacies of colonialism that continue to affect African states and societies today.
Questions for Seminar Discussion :
See minerva for details and also for core readings for the seminar
Cooper, F. (2002) Africa since 1940 : the past of the present Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 3 & 4
Davidson, B. (1992) The black man's burden : Africa and the curse of the nation-stateISBN: 0852557000; 0852557019 London: Currey
Fanon, F., (1965) The wretched of the earth Grove Press
Mazrui, A. A. (1980). The African condition : a political diagnosis. Cambridge University Press.
Mkandawire, T. 2001. “African Intellectuals and Nationalism in the Changing Global Context”. Australasian Review of African Studies 23(1):11-37.
Rodney, W. (2012). How europe underdeveloped africa.
Thompson, A. (2000; 2004) An Introduction to African Politics. London: Routledge. Ch. 3
Tordoff, W. (2002) Government & Politics in Africa. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Chapters 2, 3 & 8
Background to the Colonial State:
Ayandele, E. A. (1966). The missionary impact on modern Nigeria, 1842-1914 : a political and social analysis London Longmans.
Berman, B. (1997) The Perils of Bula Matari: Constraint and Power in the Colonial State. Canadian Journal of African Studies 31 (3): 556-570
Berman, B. (1990) Control and Crisis in Colonial Kenya: The Dialectic of Domination. Oxford: James Currey. Chapter 10 available as an online course reading in the VLE
Branch, D. & N. Cheeseman (2006) The Politics of Control in Kenya: Understanding the Bureaucratic-Executive State. Review of African political economy. 33 (107): 11-31
Lonsdale, J. & B. Berman (1979) Coping with the contradictions: the development of the colonial state in Kenya. The journal of African history. 20 (4): 487-505
Mamdani, M. (1996) Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of late Colonialism. Princeton: Princeton University Press
Young, C. (1994) The African colonial state in comparative perspective. New Haven: Yale University Press
* Anderson, D. (2005) Histories of the Hanged: Britains dirty war in Kenya and the end of empire. London: Phoenix. Chapter 1 available as an online course reading in the VLE
Anderson, D. (2005) ‘Yours in Struggle for Majimbo’: Nationalism and the Party Politics of Decolonisation in Kenya, 1955-1964. Journal of contemporary history. 40 (3): 547-564
Austin, D. (1964) Politics in Ghana, 1947-1960 Oxford: Oxford University Press
* Berman, B. (1991) Nationalism, Ethnicity and Modernity: The Paradox of Mau Mau. Canadian Journal of African Studies 25 (2): 181-206
Berman, B. and J. Lonsdale (1992) Unhappy Valley, Vol. 2: Violence and Ethnicity. Oxford: James Currey. Ch. 12: The Moral Economy of Mau Mau
* Baylies, C. (1985) State & class in post-colonial Africa. In M. Zeitlin (ed.) Political power and social theory. Greenwich, Conn.: Jai Press.
Busia, A.P., 2006. What is Africa to me? Knowledge possession, knowledge production, and the health of our bodies politic in Africa and the Africa diaspora. African studies review., 49 (01), pp.15-30.
Cabral, A., 1979. Unity and struggle : speeches and writings. Monthly Review Press.
* Coleman, J. S. (1954) Nationalism in Colonial Africa. The American political science review. 68: 404-426
Cooper, F. (1988) Mau Mau and the discourses of Decolonisation. The journal of African history. 29: 313-320
Fanon, F (1968) The Wretched of the Earth Penguin: London
Furedi, F. (1973-4) The Social Composition of the Mau Mau Movement in the White Highlands. Journal of peasant studies. 1: 486-505
Githuku, N. (2016) Mau Mau crucible of war : statehood, national identity, and politics of postcolonial Kenya London: Lexington
Hodgkin, T. (1956) Nationalism in Colonial Africa. New York: New York University Press. Ch 5
Iliffe, J. (1979) A Modern History of Tanganyika. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ch 15 & 16
*Lonsdale, J. (1981) The state and social processes in Africa. African Studies Review 24 (2/3): 139-226
* Mamdani, M. (1990) State and civil society in contemporary Africa: reconceptualising the birth of state nationalism and the defeat of popular movements. African Development 15 (3/4): 46-70
Mazrui, A. A., & Tidy, M. (1984). Nationalism and new states in Africa : from about 1935 to the present (Vol. 1948). Nairobi: Heinemann.
Moi, D. arap (1986) Kenya African Nationalism: Nyayo Philosophy and Principles London: Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Mulford, D. C. (1967) Zambia : the politics of independence, 1957-1964 London: Oxford University Press
Nantambu, K. (1998). Pan-Africanism Versus Pan-African Nationalism: An Afrocentric Analysis. Journal of black studies. , 28 (5), 561-574.
* Nyerere, J. (1966) Freedom and unity = Uhuru na umoja : a selection from writings and speeches, 1952-65. London: Oxford University Press. Esp. Chapters 10, 24 and 37
Rotberg, R (1966). "African Nationalism: Concept or Confusion? " Journal of modern African studies., 4, 1
Rotberg, R. (1965) The rise of nationalism in central Africa : the making of Malawi and Zambia, 1873-1964. London: Oxford University Press
Sithole, N. (1968). African nationalism.
Throup, D. (1985) The Origins of Mau Mau. African affairs.ISSN: 0001-9909 84 (336): 399-433
Young, C. (1982), Ideology and development in Africa. New Haven. Yale University Press
Evolving modes of consciousness and ideology: nationalism and ethnicity. In D. Apter & C Rosberg (eds) Political Development and the New Realism in Sub-Saharan Africa Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia
Has Africa ever been "de-colonised"?
Nyamnjoh, Francis B. #RhodesMustFall : nibbling at resilient colonialism in South Africa ISBN: 9789956763429 (electronic bk.); 995676342X (electronic bk.); 9789956763160; 9956763160. Langaa RPCIG, 2016.
Nyamnjoh, Anye. "The phenomenology of Rhodes Must Fall: Student activism and the experience of alienation at the University of Cape Town." Strategic Review for Southern Africa 39, no. 1 (2017): 256. http://www.up.ac.za/media/shared/85/Strategic%20Review/Vol%2039(1)/pp-256-277-a-nyamnjoh.zp121542.pdf
Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo J. "The entrapment of Africa within the global colonial matrices of power: Eurocentrism, coloniality, and deimperialization in the twenty-first century." Journal of developing societies ISSN: 0169-796X 29, no. 4 (2013): 331-353.
Maringira, Godfrey, and Simbarashe Gukurume. "Being Black’in# FeesMustFall and# FreeDecolonisedEducation: Student Protests at the University of the Western Cape." An analysis of the #FeesMustFall Movement at South African universities (2016): 33. https://www.africaportal.org/documents/17350/An-analysis-of-the-FeesMustFall-Movement-at-South-African-universities.pdf#page=35
Luescher, Thierry, Lacea Loader, and Taabo Mugume. "# FeesMustFall: An Internet-age student movement in South Africa and the case of the University of the Free State." Politikon : South African journal of political studies. ISSN: 0258-9346 44, no. 2 (2017): 231-245.
Hodes, Rebecca. "Questioning ‘Fees Must Fall’." African affairs. ISSN: 0001-9909 116, no. 462 (2017): 140-150.
Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo J. "Decolonising Borders, Decriminalising Migration and Rethinking Citizenship." In Crisis, identity and migration in post-colonial Southern Africa ISBN: 9783319592350 (e-book), pp. 23-37. Springer, Cham, 2018. http://thuvienso.bvu.edu.vn/bitstream/TVDHBRVT/18137/1/978-3-319-59235-0.pdf#page=38
Coetzee, Azille, and Louise du Toit. "Facing the sexual demon of colonial power: Decolonising sexual violence in South Africa." The European journal of women's studies. ISSN: 1350-5068 25, no. 2 (2018): 214-227.
Wa Thiong'o, Ngugi. Decolonising the mind : the politics of language in African literature ISBN: 0852555016. East African Publishers, 1992.
Mbembe, Achille. "Africa in theory." African futures : essays on crisis, emergence, and possibility ISBN: 9780226402383 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780226402246 (cloth : alk. paper); 022640224X (cloth : alk. paper); 022640238X (pbk. : alk. paper) (2017): 211.
The postcolonial state
Lecture: The post-colonial state
The lecture introduces the idea of ‘post-colonial states’ and important continuities and change between the colonial and post-colonial periods. In particular, it will introduce the concept of the ‘gatekeeper state’.
Seminar: Africa’s weak (but enduring) gatekeeper states
In this seminar we will look at how and why African state borders have remained relatively unchanged since independence, and the implications this has for how we understand African sovereignty. In particular, the seminars will discuss Fred Cooper’s notion of the ‘gatekeeper state’ and the nature of African sovereignty.
Questions and reading for Seminar Discussion:
Adebajo, Adekeye. The curse of Berlin : Africa after the Cold War ISBN: 9780199333417 (alk. paper) London: Hurst
Clapham, C (1996) Africa and the international system : the politics of state survival Part 1.
Harbeson, J and Donald Rothchild (2000) “The African State and State System in Flux” in John Harbeson and Donald Rothchild, Africa in world politics : the African state system in fl
Mbembe, A. (2001) On the postcolony. Berkely: University of California Press
Young, C, (1994) The African colonial state in comparative perspective Chapter 4 ‘Constructing Bula Matari’
Freund, B (1994, 1998) The Making of Contemporary Africa (Chapter 6)
Contemporary Sovereignty and Statehood
Bayart, JF (1999) “From kleptocracy to the felonious state? ” in Bayart, JF (ed) The criminalization of the state in Africa Oxford: James Currey
Bayart, JF (2000) "Africa in the world: A history of extraversion" African affairs. 99, 395
Boone, C (1998) “Empirical statehood and reconfigurations of Political order” in Leonardo Villalon and Phillip A Huxtable, eds. The African state at a critical juncture : between disintegration and reconfiguration
Callaghy, T et al Intervention and transnationalism in Africa : global-local networks of power (2001)
Clapham, C (2002) “The Challenge to the state in a globalized world” Development and change. 33 775-795.
Clarke, W and Jeffrey Herbst, (1996) “Somalia and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention” Foreign affairs. 75, 2 pp70-85.
De Simone, S. (2018). Playing the ‘fragile state’ card: The SPLM and state extraversion in South Sudan. Journal of modern African studies. ISSN: 0022-278X, 56(3), 395-420. doi:10.1017/S0022278X18000290
Dunn, K (2001) and Time Shaw eds. Africa's challenge to international relations theory
*Englebert, P. (2009) Africa : unity, sovereignty, and sorrow. London: Lynne Rienner
Githuku, N. (2016) Mau Mau crucible of war : statehood, national identity, and politics of postcolonial Kenya London: Lexington
Herbst, J (1989) ‘The creation and maintenance of national boundaries in Africa’ International organization. 43, 4 673-692
Herbst, J ( 2000). States and power in Africa : comparative lessons in authority and control *Jeffrey Herbst, “ New Approach to Sovereignty in Africa” SAIS Review vol. XXI no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2001) pp 219-223.
Kandel, Matt. "State formation and the politics of land in north-eastern Uganda." African affairs. ISSN: 0001-9909 117, no. 467 (2018): 261-285.
Pfaff, W (1996) “A New Colonialism? Europe must go back to Africa” Foreign affairs. 74, 1, pp 2-6.
Young, C (2004) “The end of the post-colonial state in Africa? Reflections on changing African Political Dynamics” African affairs. 103, 23-49.
Anderson, Emma-Louise, and Alexander Beresford. "Infectious injustice: the political foundations of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone." Third world quarterly. ISSN: 0143-6597 37, no. 3 (2016): 468-486.
Andreasson, Stefan. "Energy producers in sub-Saharan Africa: beyond the gatekeeper state?." Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal (2018): 1-17. Available from: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/23802014.2018.1448716?needAccess=true
Brown, William. "Still one size fits all? Uneven and combined development and African gatekeeper states." Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal (2018): 1-22. Available from: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/23802014.2018.1445553?needAccess=true
Cooper, F. (2002) Africa since 1940 : the past of the present Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 3 & 4
de Grassi, Aharon. "Beyond gatekeeper spatial metaphors of the state in Africa: relational geo-histories of Angola." Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal (2018): 1-21. Available from: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/23802014.2018.1466660?needAccess=true
Gallagher, Julia. "Zimbabwe’s consolidation as a gatekeeper state." Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal (2018): 1-16. Available from: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/23802014.2018.1446762?needAccess=true
The politics of patronage
Lecture: The politics of patronage
In this lecture, we are concerned with patronage politics (aka gatekeeper politics, neopatrimonialism), which are often cited as the main means of mobilising political support in Africa during decolonisation and after Independence. This, according to Chabal and Daloz, is the way in which ‘Africa works’. The lecture will introduce the notion of ‘personal rule’ in Africa and ‘the politics of the belly’. It will also explore some of the more recent literature which debates whether neopatrimonialism is an unchanging or a fluid, heterogeneous and contested feature of African politics.
Seminar: Does Africa ‘work’?
Africa often seems, to the outside observer, to be the site of breakdown and failure. The purpose of the seminar is to further discuss ideas about patronage politics, 'neopatrimonialism' and, in particular, to explore the idea that Africa actually ‘works’ – just in a very different way to Western states and societies.
Questions and readings for Seminar Discussion:
Anciano, Fiona. "Decolonising Clientelism:‘Re-centring’Analyses of Local State–Society Relations in South Africa." Politikon : South African journal of political studies. ISSN: 0258-9346 45, no. 1 (2018): 94-111.
Chabal, P. and JP Daloz, (1999) “The Political Instrumentalization of Disorder” in Africa works : disorder as political instrument pp. 141-163
Booth, D. and F. Golloba Mutebi (2012) Developmental Patrimonialism? The Case of Rwanda African affairs. 111 (444): pp. 379-403.
Beresford, A. (2015) Power, patronage and gatekeeper politics in South Africa. African affairs
Croese, Sylvia. "State-led housing delivery as an instrument of developmental patrimonialism: The case of post-war Angola." African affairs. ISSN: 0001-9909 116, no. 462 (2017): 80-100.
Ekeh, P.P. 1975. “Colonialism and the Two Publics in Africa: A Theoretical Statement.” Comparative studies in society and history. .17(01): 91-112.
Gadjanova, Elena. "Electoral clientelism as status affirmation in Africa: evidence from Ghana." Journal of modern African studies. ISSN: 0022-278X 55, no. 4 (2017): 593-621.
Mkandawire, T. (2015). Neopatrimonialism and the political economy of economic performance in Africa: Critical reflections. World politics., 67(03), 563-612.
Poteete, Amy R. "Electoral competition, clientelism, and responsiveness to fishing communities in Senegal." African affairs. ISSN: 0001-9909 (2018).
Pinaud, Clemence. "South Sudan: Civil war, predation and the making of a military aristocracy." African affairs. ISSN: 0001-9909 113, no. 451 (2014): 192-211.
Akech, M. (2011). Constraining government power in Africa. Journal of democracy. , 22(1), 96-106.
Allen, C. (1995) Understanding African Politics. Review of African political economy. 65: 301-320
Amoah, L. G. A. (2012). Constructing a new public administration in Africa: Reflections on philosophical clarity and the process-orientation turn. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 34(3), 385-406.
Appiah, Daniel, and Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai. "Competitive clientelism and the politics of core public sector reform in Ghana." (2017). Available from: http://www.effective-states.org/wp-content/uploads/working_papers/final-pdfs/esid_wp_82_appiah_abdulai.pdf
Bach, D. and M. Gazibo (2012) Neopatrimonialism in Africa and beyond London: Routledge
Bates, R. H. (1983) Modernization, Ethnic Cooperation, and the Rationality of Politics in Contemporary Africa. In D. Rothchild & V. Olunsorola (eds) State versus ethnic claims : African policy dilemmas: . Boulder Colorado, CO: Westview Press.
Bates (1986) Modernisation, ethnic competition & the rationality of politics in Africa. In M Doro & N Stultz, eds, Governing in Black Africa. London: Africana Publishing Co.
*Bayart, J-F. (1993) The state in Africa : the politics of the belly. New York: Longman Publishing
Bayart, J-F (1999) The criminalization of the state in Africa Oxford: Currey
**Beresford, A. (2015) Power, patronage and gatekeeper politics in South Africa. African affairs.
Beresford, A. (2015) South Africa's political crisis : unfinished liberation and fractured class struggles Basingstoke: Palgrave (forthcoming October 2015)
Berman, B. (1998) Ethnicity, Patronage and the African State. African affairs. 97: 305-341
Bratton, N. and N. van de Walle (1994) Neopatrimonial Regimes and Political Transitions in Africa World politics. 46 (04). pp 453-489
* Bratton, M. & N. van de Walle (1997) Democratic experiments in Africa : regime transitions in comparative perspective Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 2
Booth, D. (2011) 'Working with the grain and swimming against the tide' DFID Working Paper: http://www.institutions-africa.org/filestream/20110606-appp-working-paper-18-working-with-the-grain-and-swimming-against-the-tide-by-david-booth
**Booth, D. and F. Golloba Mutebi (2012) Developmental Patrimonialism? The Case of Rwanda African affairs. 111 (444): pp. 379-403.
Bwalya, John. "Unravelling clientelism in the Zambian electoral campaigns." Third world quarterly. ISSN: 0143-6597 38, no. 7 (2017): 1551-1565.
*Clapham, C. (ed.) (1982) Private patronage and public power : political clientelism in the modern state.. London: Pinter. Especially chapters by Clapham and Medard
Cromwell, E., & Chintedza, A. (2005). Neo‐patrimonialism and Policy Processes: Lessons from the Southern African Food Crisis. IDS bulletin. , 36(2), 103-108.
Decalo, S (1985) “African Personal Dictatorships” Journal of modern African studies., Vol. 23, No. 2 pp. 209-237.
De Vries, L., & Mehler, A. (2018). The limits of instrumentalizing disorder: Reassessing the neopatrimonial perspective in the Central African Republic. African Affairs, 118(471), 307-327.
Eberlei, W., Meyns, P., & Mutesa, F. (2005). Poverty reduction in a political trap? : the PRS process and neopatrimonialism in Zambia. UNZA Press.
Erdmann, G. and U. Engel (2007) 'Neopatrimonialism Reconsidered: Critical Review and Elaboration of an Elusive Concept' Commonwealth & comparative politics.. 45 (1) pp. 95-119
Hyden, G. (2006) African politics in comparative perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Esp. Chapter 4
*Jackson, R.H. and Carl G. Rosberg (1984) “Personal Rule: Theory and Practice in Africa “ Comparative politics., Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 421-442;
Joseph, R. (1987) Democracy and prebendal politics in Nigeria : the rise and fall of the Second Republic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Kelsall, T. (2008), Going with the Grain in African Development? Development policy review. 26: pp. 627–655.
*Kelsall, T (2011) Rethinking the Relationship between Neo-patrimonialism and Economic Development in Africa IDS Bulletin Vol. 42, No. 2. pp. 76-87
*Kelsall, T and D. Booth (2011) Developmental Patrimonialism? Rethinking Business and Politics in Africa. DFID Report: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dfid-research-developmental-patrimonialism-rethinking-business-and-politics-in-africa
*Kelsall, T (2012) Neo-Patrimonialism, Rent-Seeking and Development: Going With the Grain? New political economy. Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 677-682
Kelsall, T (2013) Business, politics and the state in Africa : challenging the orthodoxies on growth and transformation London: Zed Books
Lemarchand, R. (1971) Political Clientelism and Ethnicity in Tropical Africa: Competing Solidarities in Nation-Building. The American political science review. 66 (1): 68-90
Lemarchand, R. and N. Clegg (1977) Political Clientelism and Development: A Preliminary Analysis Comparative politics., Vol. 4, No. 2 pp. 149-178
Lemarchand, R. (1998) The State, the Parallel Economy and the Changing Structure of Patronage Systems. In D. Rothchild & N. Chazan (eds) The precarious balance : state and society in Africa. Westview Press Inc, Colorado
Lewis (1996) From prebendalism to predation: the political economy of decline in Nigeria. Journal of modern African studies. 31 (1): 79-103
Le Vine, V. (2004) Politics in Francophone Africa Lynne Reinner Publishers
Medard, J.F. (2002) 'Corruption in the neo-patrimonial states of Sub-Saharan Africa' in Heidenheimer, A. et al (eds) Political corruption : concepts and contexts
Pitcher, A. et al (2009) Rethinking Patrimonialism and Neopatrimonialism in Africa. African Studies Review 52 (1): 125-156.
Reno, W. (1997) "Sovereignty and Personal Rule in Zaire" African studies quarterly [electronic resource]. Vol. 1, No 3
*Schatzberg, M. (1993) ‘Power, Legitimacy and 'Democratisation' Africa. Vol. 63,
Schatzberg, M. (2001) Political legitimacy in Middle Africa : father, family, food. Bloomington: Indiana University Press
*Szeftel, M. Corruption, Clientelism and Catastrophe Review of African political economy. 27 (85) 427-441 pp.
Sindzingre, A. (2010, August). The concept of neopatrimonialism: Divergences and convergences with development economics. In German Institute of Global and Area Studies Workshop on Neopatrimonialism in Various Word Regions. Hamburg, August. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258325694_Neopatrimonialism_in_the_Middle_East_and_North_Africa_Overview_Critique_and_Alternative_Conceptualization
Tripp, A. (2001) Women’s Movements and Challenges to Neopatrimonial Rule: Preliminary Observations from Africa Development and change. 32, 1 pp. 33-54
Van de Walle, N. (2003)‘Presidentialism and clientelism in Africa's emerging party systems’ Journal of modern African studies., 41 : 297-321
*Van de Walle, N. (2007) The Path from Neopatrimonialism: Democracy and Clientelism in Africa Today Centre for International Studies Working Paper
Von Soest, C. (2007) How does neopatrimonialism affect the African state's revenues? The case of tax collection in Zambia Journal of modern African studies. 45 (4) pp 621-645.
Wai, Z. (2012). Neo-patrimonialism and the discourse of state failure in Africa. Review of African political economy.
Lecture: Economic Crisis and Reform
In the 1970s and 1980s, the development community increasingly placed the blame for the sub-continent’s poor development on African governments. Their critique implied that African economies were ‘structurally imbalanced’ and corrupt. It was argued that Structural Adjustment policies (SAPs) were needed to stimulate economic growth. This lecture introduces SAPs and some of the problems associated with them. It will also discuss the key repercussions of the reforms for various actors and society at large and how neoliberal reforms have evolved over time. In particular, we will explore the arguments that the African continent is now 'rising' after centuries of underdevelopment.
Seminar: The Impact of neoliberal policies and transformations
The aim of this seminar is to critically analyse the impact (intended and unintended) of SAPs in Africa, both in terms of politics and society.
Questions for and readings for seminar discussion
Acemoglu, D., & Robinson, J. A. (2010). Why is Africa poor? . Economic history of developing regions , 25(1), 21-50.
Bangura, Y. (1995) Perspectives on the politics of structural adjustment, informalisation and political change in Africa’ in T. Mkandawire & A. Olukoshi (eds) Between liberalisation and oppression : the politics of structural adjustment in Africa. Dakar: Codesria
Bangura, Y. (1986). Structural adjustment and the political question. Review of African political economy. , 13 (37), 24-37.
Bassett, Carolyn. "Africa’s next debt crisis: regulatory dilemmas and radical insights." Review of African political economy. ISSN: 0305-6244 44, no. 154 (2017): 523-540.
Beckman, B., Buhlungu, S., & Sachikonye, L. (2010). Trade unions & party politics : labour movements in Africa .
Biersteker, T. & P. M. Lewis (1997) The Rise and Fall of Structural Adjustment in Nigeria. In L. Diamond, A. H. M. Kirk-Greene & O. Oyediran (eds) Transition without end : Nigerian politics and civil society under Babangida. Boulder: Lynne Rienner
Bracking, S. (2000) The uncertain future of bilateralism or, “it takes two fingers to kill a louse”. Review of African political economy. 27 (86): 559-76
Brown, W. (1999) The EU and structural adjustment: the case of Lome IV and Zimbabwe. Review of African political economy. 26 (79): 75-92
Chabal, P. and Daloz (1999) Africa works : disorder as political instrument (chapter on SAPs)
Chabal, P (2010) 'The State of Governance in Africa' SAIIA Occasional Paper No 26: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:h__x-qjz9egJ:https://www.africaportal.org/documents/866/SAIIA_Occasional_Paper_no_26.pdf+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-b-d
Clapham, C (1996) “The International Politics of Economic Failure” Chapter 7 in Christopher Clapham Africa and the international system : the politics of state survival
Clapham, C ( 1996) “The Externalization of Political Accountability” Chapter 8 in Christopher Clapham Africa and the international system : the politics of state survival
Cornia, G. A., R. Jolly & F. Stewart (eds) (1987) Adjustment with a human face. Vol.1, Protecting the vulnerable and promoting growth Oxford: Clarendon
Cornia, G. A., R. Jolly & F. Stewart (eds) (1988) Adjustment with a human face. Vol.2, Country case studies Oxford: Clarendon
Frankema, Ewout, and Marlous van Waijenburg. "Africa Rising? A Historical Perspective." African affairs. ISSN: 0001-9909 (2018).
Geisler. G. (1992) Who is losing out? Structural adjustment, gender and the agricultural sector in Zambia. Journal of modern African studies. 30 (1): 113-139
Gibbon, P., Y. Bangura & A. Ofstad (eds) (1992) Authoritarianism, democracy, and adjustment : the politics of economic reform in Africa Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet. Esp. chapter by Beckman
Harrison, G (2005) The World Bank and Africa : the construction of governance states
Harrison (2005) ‘Economic Faith, Social Project and a Misreading of African Society: The Travails of Neoliberalism in Africa’, Third world quarterly. 26 (8)
*Harrison, G (2010) Neoliberal Africa : the impact of global social engineering London: Zed Books
Herbst, J. (1990) The Structural Adjustment of Politics in Africa. World development.ISSN: 0305-750x 18 (7): 949-958
*Hibou, Beatrice “The social capital of the state as an agent of deception” in Bayart, JF The criminalization of the state in Africa (1999)
Hutchful, E. (1995) Adjustment, regimes and politics in Africa. In T. Mkandawire & A. Olukoshi (eds) Between liberalisation and oppression : the politics of structural adjustment in Africa Dakar: Codesria
Jerven, M. (2015). Africa : why economists get it wrong. London: Zed Books.
Kanji, N., & Jazdowska, N. (1993). Structural adjustment and women in Zimbabwe. Review of African political economy., 20 (56), 11-26.
Kindiki, M. M. (2014). Dependency in international regimes: the case of the apparel industry in sub-Saharan Africa. Review of African political economy.ISSN: 0305-6244, 41 (142), 594-608.
Konadu‐Agyemang, K. (2000). The best of times and the worst of times: structural adjustment programs and uneven development in Africa: the case of Ghana. The professional geographer. , 52 (3), 469-483.
Leys, C “The state and the crisis of simple commodity production in Africa” in The rise & fall of development theory (1996) pp. 135-142
Lugalla, J. L. (1995). The impact of structural adjustment policies on women's and children's health in Tanzania. Review of African political economy., 22 (63), 43-53.
MacLean, Lauren M. "Neoliberal democratisation, colonial legacies and the rise of the non-state provision of social welfare in West Africa." Review of African political economy. ISSN: 0305-6244 44, no. 153 (2017): 358-380.
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Manji, A. (2003). Capital, labour and land relations in Africa: a gender analysis of the World Bank's Policy Research Report on Land Institutions and Land Policy. Available at: https://www.jstor.org/stable/3993632?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
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Olukoshi, A. O. (1998). The Elusive Prince of Denmark: Structural adjustment and the crisis of governance in Africa (No. 104). Nordic Africa Institute. - Available online: http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:276846/FULLTEXT01.pdf
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* van de Walle, N. (2001) African economies and the politics of permanent crisis, 1979-1999 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Esp Ch. 1, 2 & 7
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* World Bank (1981) Accelerated development in sub-Saharan Africa : an agenda for action. Washington: World Bank
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Williams, P. Making a liberal state: ‘good governance’ in Ghana Review of African political economy. 37, 126 pp. 403-419
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Country Case studies
Amponsah, N (2000) “Ghana’s Mixed Structural Adjustment Results: Explaining the Poor Private Sector Response” Africa today. vol.47, no.2, pp.9-32
Aryeetey, E., J. Harrigan and M. Nissanke (2000) Economic reforms in Ghana : the miracle and the mirage. Oxford: James Currey. Esp Chs 2, 10, 14, 18
Callaghy, T. (1990) Lost between state and market: the politics of economic adjustment in Ghana, Zambia and Nigeria. In J Nelson (ed) Economic crisis and policy choice : the politics of adjustment in the Third World. Princeton: Princeton University Press
Gibbon, P. (1992) A failed agenda? African agriculture under structural adjustment, with special reference to Kenya and Ghana. Journal of peasant studies. 20 (1): 50-96
Herbst, J. (1993) The politics of reform in Ghana, 1982-1991 Berkeley: University of California Press
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Hilson, G and Clive Potter (2005) “Structural Adjustment and Subsistence Industry: Artisanal Gold Mining in Ghana” Development and change. vo.36, no.1 pp 103-131
Hutchful, E. (2001) Ghana's adjustment experience : the paradox of reform. Oxford: James Currey
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Belshaw, D., P. Lawrence & M. Hubbard (1999) Agricultural tradables and economic recovery in Uganda: the limitations of structural adjustment in practice. World development. 27 (4): 673-690.
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Mamdani, M. (1990) Uganda - contradictions of the IMF programme and perspective. Development and change. 21 (3): 427-467
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Karlstrom, B. (1993) Structural adjustment as a policy process - the case of Tanzania. World development. 21 (9): 1395-1404
Lugalla, J. (1995) The impact of SAPs on women’s and children’s health in Tanzania. Review of African political economy. 22 (63): 43-53
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* Abrahamsen, R. (2004) Review essay: poverty reduction or adjustment by another name? Review of African political economy. 99: 184-7
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* Craig, D., & D. Porter (2003) Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: A New Convergence. World development. 31 (1): 53-69.
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* Whitfield, L. (2005) Trustees of development from conditionality to governance: poverty reduction strategy papers in Ghana. Journal of modern African studies. 43 (4): 641-664
Additional readings on 'Africa Rising'
Adams, P. (2015). Africa Debt Rising. Africa Research Institute. Available at: http://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/newsite/publications/africa-debt-rising-2/
Akolgo, Isaac Abotebuno. "Afro-euphoria: is Ghana’s economy an exception to the growth paradox?." Review of African political economy. ISSN: 0305-6244 45, no. 155 (2018): 146-157.
Amaizo, Y. E. 2012. “An Alternative African Developmentalism: A Critique of Zero-sum Games and Palliative Economics.” Africa Development 37 (4): 117 –140. Available at: http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ad/article/viewFile/87487/77169
Beegle, K., Christiaensen, L., Dabalen, A., & Gaddis, I. (2016). Poverty in a rising Africa. World Bank Publications. Available at: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/22575
Beresford, A. (2016). Africa rising? . Review of African political economy.ISSN: 0305-6244, 43 (147), 1-7.
Bush, Ray. 2013. “Making the Twenty First Century its Own: Janus Faced African (Under) Development.” Afrika FocusISSN: 0772-084X 26 (1): 51 –65
Chimhanzi, J. (2012). Whither Africa? . Development.ISSN: 0950-1991, 55 (4), 503-508.
da Costa, P. (2015). From ‘Hopeless Continent’to ‘Africa Rising’: emerging discourses, opportunities and challenges for development communication. Glocal Times, (22/23). http://ojs.ub.gu.se/ojs/index.php/gt/article/view/3277
Drummond, P., Thakoor, V. J., & Yu, S. (2014). Africa rising: harnessing the demographic dividend. https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2014/wp14143.pdf
Mahajan, V. (2011). Africa rising : how 900 million African consumers offer more than you thinkISBN: 9780132339421; 0132339420. Pearson Prentice Hall.
Perry, A. (2012). Africa rising. Time magazine.ISSN: 0040-781X, 3.
Mkandawire, T. 2014. “Can Africa Turn from Recovery to Development? ” Current history.ISSN: 0011-3530 113 (793): 171– 177.
Munang, R., & Mgendi, R. (2015). Is the Africa Rising Cliché Sustainable? Toward Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Inclusive Growth in Africa. Environment : science and policy for sustainable development.ISSN: 0013-9157; 1939-9154, 57 (3), 4-18.
Obeng-Odoom, F. (2015, September). Africa: On the rise, but to where? . In Forum for social economicsISSN: 0736-0932 (Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 234-250). Routledge.
Severino, J. M., & Ray, O. (2011). Africa's momentISBN: 9780745651583 (paperback) : £12.99. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Sylla, N. S. (2014). From a marginalised to an emerging Africa? A critical analysis. Review of African political economy.ISSN: 0305-6244, 41 (sup1), S7-S25.
Taylor, I. (2014). Africa rising? : BRICS - diversifying dependencyISBN: 9781847010964 (pbk.) : £19.99; 1847010962 (pbk.). Boydell & Brewer Ltd.
Taylor, I. (2016). Dependency redux: why Africa is not rising. Review of African political economy.ISSN: 0305-6244, 43 (147), 8-25.
Democratisation and elections
Lecture: Democratisation and elections
The return to plural politics in the 1990s is termed Africa’s ‘transition’. Yet many states have not actually changed that much; power remains centralised in the executive, the press and the judiciary are not fully independent, and respect for human rights remains patchy at best. Does this lack of change suggest that elections are not a good measure of democratic progress? What kind of democracy is it that Africa has now embraced, and how sustainable might it be? Are these states best understood as ‘quasi-democratic’, ‘electoral-authoritarian’, or ‘hybrid-states’? Are they likely to consolidate or to revert back to authoritarian rule? To what extent have existing forms of government shaped the fate of Africa’s democratic experiments? The relationship between economic and political change is both complex and of great importance. Many countries were forced to liberalize their economies and their politics at the same time. To what extent have such reforms been forced upon Africa, and how far have they emerged from within the continent itself? Have international actors consistently supported democratization? Is economic success a precondition for political stability? This lecture introduces these debates, with a particular focus on pressures for reform and debate over conditions.
Seminar: How democratic are African states?
The aim of this seminar is to discuss the shift from one-party states and military regimes to multi-party systems, and to consider whether democratic transitions have occurred or not.
Questions and Readings for Seminar Discussion:
Abrahamsen, R. (2001) Disciplining democracy : development discourse and good governance in Africa. New York: Zed Book's
Adotey, E. (2019). Parallel or dependent? The state, chieftaincy and institutions of governance in Ghana. African Affairs.
Anyang'Nyong'o, P. (1992). Africa: the failure of one-party rule. Journal of democracy., 3(1), 90-96.
Ake, C. (1995) The democratisation of disempowerment in Africa. In J Hippler (ed.) The democratisation of disempowerment : the problem of democracy in the Third World London: Pluto
Ake, C. (1996) The feasibility of democracy in Africa Dakar: Codesria
Ake, C. 2001. Democracy and development in Africa . Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.
Allen, C., C. Baylies & M. Szeftel (1992) Surviving democracy? Review of African political economy. 52: 3-10
Almond, G. & S. Verba (1963) The civic culture : political attitudes and democracy in five nations Princeton: Princeton University Press
Baldwin, K., & Mvukiyehe, E. (2015). Elections and collective action: evidence from changes in traditional institutions in Liberia. World politics., 67(04), 690-725.
Bratton, M. & N. van de Walle (1992) Popular Protest and Political Reform in Africa. Comparative politics. 24 (4): 419-442
* Bratton, M. and N. van de Walle (1994) Neo-patrimonial regimes and political transitions in Africa. World politics. 46 (4): 453-489
Bratton, M. & N. van de Walle (1997) Democratic experiments in Africa : regime transitions in comparative perspective Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 7
Brown, S. (2004) Theorising Kenya’s Protracted Transition to Democracy. Journal of contemporary African studies. 22 (3): 325-42
Bunce, V. (2000) Comparative Democratization: Big and Bounded Generalizations. Comparative political studies., 33 (6/7): 703-34
Campbell, B. (2001) Governance, institutional reform and the state: IFIs & political transition in Africa. Review of African political economy. 28 (88): 155-76
* Carothers, T. (2002) The End of the Transition Paradigm. Journal of democracy. 13 (1): 5-21
Carothers, T. (2007) How Democracies Emerge: The Sequencing Fallacy. Journal of democracy. 18: (1): 12-27.
* Cheeseman, N. (2015) Democracy in Africa : successes, failures, and the struggle for political reform. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Dahl, R. (1989) Democracy and its critics. New Haven: Yale University Press
Diamond, L. (1999) Developing democracy : toward consolidation Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press
Diamond, L. (1996) Is the Third Wave Over? Journal of democracy. 7 (3): 20-37
Diamond, L. (2002) Elections without Democracy: Thinking about Hybrid Regimes. Journal of democracy. 13 (2): 21-35
Diamond, L. (2008) The Democratic Roll-back: The Resurgence of the Predatory State. Foreign affairs.
Dowden, R. (1993) Reflections on democracy in Africa. African affairs. 92 (369): 607-613
Gyimah-Boadi, E. (2009). Another step forward for Ghana. Journal of democracy., 20(2), 138
Haynes, J. (1999) The possibility of democratic consolidation in Ghana. Democratization. 6 (1):
Hippler, J. (1995) Democratisation of the Third World after the end of the Civil War. In J. Hippler (ed.) The democratisation of disempowerment : the problem of democracy in the Third World. London: Pluto
Huntington, S. P. (1996) Democracy for the Long Haul. Journal of democracy. 7 (2): 3-13
Huntington, S. P. (1991) The third wave : democratization in the late twentieth century. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press
Kuenzi, M., & Lambright, G. M. (2010). Who votes in Africa? An examination of electoral participation in 10 African countries. Party politics.,
Lawson, L. (1999) External democracy promotion in Africa: another false start? The journal of commonwealth and comparative politics. 37 (1): 1-30
LeVan, A. C., Page, M. T., & Ha, Y. (2018). From terrorism to talakawa: explaining party turnover in Nigeria's 2015 elections. Review of African Political Economy, 1-19.
Levitsky, S. & L. Way (2002) The Rise of Competitive Authoritarianism’, Journal of democracy. 13 (2): 51-65
Lijphart, A. (1977) Democracy in plural societies : a comparative exploration New Haven, CT: Yale University Press
Lindberg, S. (2006) Democracy and elections in Africa. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press
Lindberg, S. (2004) The Democratic Quality of Multi-Party Elections: Participation, Competition and Legitimacy in Africa. The journal of commonwealth and comparative politics. 42 (1): 61-104.
Lindberg, S. (2006) The Surprising Significance of African Elections. Journal of democracy. 17 (1): 121.
Lipset, Seymour Martin (1959) Some Social Requisites of Democracy: Economic Development and Political Legitimacy. The American political science review. 53 (1): 69-105
Lynch, G., Cheeseman, N., & Willis, J. (2019). From peace campaigns to peaceocracy: Elections, order and authority in Africa. African Affairs.
Mwangi, O. G. (2015). Don't be vague bash the Hague: votes and legitimacy in Kenya's 2013 elections. Commonwealth & comparative politics. , 53(4), 381-400.
Mwenda, A. M. 2007. Personalizing Power in Uganda. Journal of democracy..18(3): 23-37.
Mpaisha, C. J. (1996) Retreat from democracy in post one party state Zambia. The journal of commonwealth and comparative politics. 34 (2): 65-84
Ncube, C. (2013). The 2013 elections in Zimbabwe: end of an era for human rights discourse? . Africa Spectrum, 48(3), 99-110. - Available online: http://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/afsp/article/view/678
N'Diaye, B. (2006). “Mauritania, August 2005: Justice and Democracy, or Just Another Coup? .” African affairs. .105(420): 42
Ndegwa, Stephen N. (2003). “Kenya: Third Time Lucky? .” Journal of democracy. . 14(3): 145-158.
Obadare, E. (2015). Sex, citizenship and the state in Nigeria: Islam, Christianity and emergent struggles over intimacy. Review of African political economy.ISSN: 0305-6244, 42 (143), 62-76.
Obi, C. (2011). Taking back our democracy? The trials and travails of Nigerian elections since 1999. Democratization.ISSN: 1351-0347, 18 (2), 366-387.
Ochieng'Opalo, K. (2012). African elections: Two divergent trends. Journal of democracy. , 23(3), 80-93.
Omotola, J. S. (2010). Elections and democratic transition in Nigeria under the Fourth Republic. African affairs.ISSN: 0001-9909, afq040.
Orji, N. (2016). Preventive action and conflict mitigation in Nigeria’s 2015 elections. Democratization.
O’Donnell, G. & P. C. Schmitter & L. Whitehead (1986) Transitions from authoritarian rule. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press
Ochieng'Opalo, K. "African elections: Two divergent trends." Journal of Democracy 23.3 (2012): 80-93.
Ochieng'Opalo, K. (2019). Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies. Cambridge University Press.
Owusu, M. 1992. ‘Democracy and Africa: A View from the Village’, Journal of modern African studies. . 30(3).369-396
Przeworski, A., M. Alvarez, J. A. Cheibub & F. Limongi (1996) What makes democracies endure? Journal of democracy. 7 (1): 39-55
Przeworski, A. et al. (2000) Democracy and development : political institutions and well-being in the world, 1950-1990 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Putnam, R., R. Leonardi & R. Nanetti (1994) Making democracy work : civic traditions in modern Italy. Princeton: Princeton University Press
Rustow, D. (1970) Transitions to Democracy: Toward a Dynamic Model. Comparative politics. 2 (3): 337-65
Schedler, A. (1998) What is democratic consolidation? Journal of democracy. 9 (2): 91-107
Schedler, A. (2002) Elections without Democracy: The Menu of Manipulation. Journal of democracy. 13: (2): 36-50.
Schmitter, P. C. & T. L. Karl (1991) What Democracy Is… and Is Not. Journal of democracy. 2 (3): 78-88
Tendi, B.M. (2014). “The Origins and Functions of Demonisation Discourses in Britain–Zimbabwe Relations (2000–).” Journal of Southern African studies.. 1–19
Thomson, A. (2000; 2004) An Introduction to African Politics. London: Routledge. Ch. 9
Tordoff, W. (1984; 2002) Government & Politics in Africa. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Ch. 8, 10
Ugochukwu, Nwosu B. (2012). ‘Tracks of the Third Wave: Democracy Theory, Democratisation and the Dilemma of Political Succession in Africa’. Review of African political economy.. 39(131): 11-25.
Usman, Z. and Owen, O., 2015. Why Goodluck Jonathan Lost the Nigerian Presidential Election of 2015. African affairs., p.adv037.
van de Walle, N. (2001) African economies and the politics of permanent crisis, 1979-1999. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
van Donge, J. K. (1995) Zambia: Kaunda and Chiluba – enduring patterns of political culture. In J. A. Wiseman (ed.) Democracy and political change in Sub-Saharan Africa. London: Routledge. Available as an online course reading in the VLE
Whitehead, L. (2002) Democratization: theory and experience. Oxford: Oxford University Press
World Bank (1989) Sub-Saharan Africa : from crisis to sustainable growth : a long-term perspective study.. Washington DC: World Bank
Zakaria, F. (1997) The Rise of Illiberal Democracy’, Foreign affairs. 76 (6): 22-44
The politics of ethnicity and race
Lecture: The politics of ethnicity and race
Journalistic accounts tend to portray instances of conflict and crisis in Africa as the result of ‘tribalism’. They also imply that African ‘tribes’ are clear-cut and have long histories of antagonism. In contrast, academics often dismiss the term ‘tribe’ in preference for ethnicity and emphasise the modern and rational nature of ethnic divisions and tensions. This lecture will introduce students to these debates, and analyse whether African ‘tribes’ or ethnic groups are a product of the colonial period, and of European ‘invention’ and/or African ‘imagining’.
Seminar: The politicisation of ethnicity
The purpose of this seminar is to consider the nature of communal divisions in Africa (and role of European ‘invention’ and/or African ‘imagining’), and to begin to consider what role they play in contemporary African politics.
Questions and readings for Seminar Discussion :
Appiah, K.A., (2010) The ethics of identity . Princeton University Press
Bates, R. H. (1983) Modernization, Ethnic Cooperation, and the Rationality of Politics in Contemporary Africa. In D. Rothchild & V. Olunsorola (eds) State versus ethnic claims : African policy dilemmas: Boulder Colorado, CO: Westview Press.
Bates (1986) Modernisation, ethnic competition & the rationality of politics in Africa. In M Doro & N Stultz, eds, Governing in Black Africa. London: Africana Publishing C
Bedasso, Biniam E. "For richer, for poorer: why ethnicity often trumps economic cleavages in Kenya." Review of African political economy. ISSN: 0305-6244 44, no. 151 (2017): 10-29.
Bezabeh, S. A. 2011. Citizenship and the Logic of Sovereignty in Djibouti. African affairs. . 587-606.
Doornbos, M. (1991) Linking the future to the past: ethnicity and pluralism. Review of African political economy. 52: 53-65
Iliffe, J. (1979) A Modern History of Tanganyika. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 10
Gebregziabher, T. N. (2019). Ideology and power in TPLF’s Ethiopia: A historic reversal in the making?. African Affairs.
Kasfir, N. (1976) The shrinking political arena : participation and ethnicity in African politics with a case study of Uganda. Berkeley: University of California Press. Chapter 2 available as an online course reading in the VLE
Kasfir, N. (1986) Explaining ethnic political participation. In M. Doro & N. Stultz (eds) Governing in Black Africa, London: Africana Publishing Co.
Lentz, C. & P. Nugent (eds) (2000) Ethnicity in Ghana : the limits of invention. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Introduction
Lentz, C. (2002) Colonial construction and African initiatives: the history of ethnicity in northwestern Ghana. Ethnos. 65 (): 107-137
* Lonsdale, J. (2004) Moral and Political Argument in Kenya. In B. Berman, D. Eyoh & W. Kymlicka (eds) Ethnicity & democracy in Africa. Oxford: James Currey
Lynch, G. (2006) Negotiating Ethnicity: Identity Politics in Contemporary Kenya. Review of African political economy. 33 (107): 385-410
Mafeje, A. (1971) The Ideology of ‘Tribalism. Journal of modern African studies. 9 (2): 253-261
Mamdani, M. (1996) Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism. London: James Currey. Conclusions
Melson, R. & H. Wolpe (1970) Modernization and the Politics of Communalism: A Theoretical Perspective. The American political science review., 64: 4
Melson, R. & H. Wolpe (eds) (1971) Nigeria : modernization and the politics of communalism. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press. Chapter
Ndegwa, S. N. 1997. “Citizenship and Ethnicity: An Examination of Two Transition Moments in Kenyan Politics.” The American political science review.. 91(03): 599-616.
Nnabuihe, O. E. (2019). Autochthony and space in communal war: Citizenship, conflicts, and infrastructure provision in Jos, Central Nigeria. African Affairs.
Nyamnjoh, F. B. 2006. Insiders and outsiders : citizenship and xenophobia in contemporary Southern Africa. Zed Books.
Nzongola-Ntalaja, G. 2007. “The Politics of Citizenship in the Democratic Republic of Congo” in Making nations, creating strangers : states and citizenship in Africa , edited by Sarah Rich Dorman et al, 69-80.
Obadare, E. (2019). Introduction: Nigeria–Twenty years of civil rule. African Affairs.
Opalo, K. O. (2011). Ethnicity and Elite Coalitions: The Origins of'Big Man'Presidentialism in Africa. Available at SSRN 1853744 : https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1853744
Posner, D. (2005) Institutions and ethnic politics in Africa Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Esp. the Introduction
Powell, J., Chacha, M., & Smith, G. E. (2018). Failed coups, democratization, and authoritarian entrenchment: Opening up or digging in?. African Affairs, 118(471), 238-258.
Ranger, T. (1983; 1992) The Invention of Tradition in Colonial Africa. In E. Hobsbawn & T. Ranger (eds) The Invention of Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available as an online course reading in the VLE
* Ranger, T. (1993) The Invention of Tradition Revisited. In T. Ranger & O. Vaughan (eds) Legitimacy and the state in twentieth-century Africa : essays in honour of A.H.M. Kirk-Greene. Basingstoke: Macmillan
Southall, A. (1970) The Illusion of Tribe. In P. Gutkind (ed.) The passing of tribal man in Africa. Leiden: Brill
Thomson, A. (2000; 2004) An Introduction to African Politics. Abingdon: Routledge. Chapters 4 & 6
Vail, L. (ed.) (1989) The Creation of tribalism in southern Africa. London: James Currey. Esp. the Introduction
Willis, J. (1992) The Makings of a Tribe: Bondei identities and histories. The journal of African history. 33 (2): 191-208
Wright, D. (1999) “What do you mean there were no tribes in Africa? ”: Thoughts on Boundaries – and related matters – in precolonial Africa. History in Africa. 26: 409-426
Young, C. (1965) Politics in the Congo : decolonization and independence. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Chapter 11 available as an online course reading in the VLE
Falola, T. 2003 ‘Ethnicity and Yoruba Politics: The Past in the Yoruba Present’ in Berman, B., Eyoh, D. and Kymlicka, W. 2003 Ethnicity & democracy in Africa,
Mustapha, A. R. 2003 ‘Ethnicity & the Politics of Democratization in Nigeria’ in Berman, B., Eyoh, D. and Kymlicka, W. 2003 Ethnicity & democracy in Africa,
Ukiwo, U. 2003 ‘Politics, ethno-religious conflicts and democratic consolidation in Nigeria’ Journal of modern African studies. 41: 115-138
Odhiambo, E.S.A. 2003 ‘Hegemonic Enterprises and Instrumentalities of Survival: Ethnicity and Democracy in Kenya’ in Berman, B., Eyoh, D. and Kymlicka, W. 2003 Ethnicity & democracy in Africa,
Muigai, G. 1995 ‘Ethnicity and the Renewal of Competitive Politics in Kenya’ in H. Glickman (ed.) Ethnic conflict and democratization in Africa.
**Lynch, G. 2006 ‘Negotiating Ethnicity: Identity politics in contemporary Kenya’ Review of African political economy. Volume 33, Number 107 /
Storey, A (1999) “Economic and Ethnic Conflict: Structural Adjustment in Rwanda” Development policy review. 17 43-63
Storey, A (1999) “Structural Adjustment, State Power & Genocide: the World Bank &Rwanda ” Review of African political economy. Vol.28 No.89
Lemarchand, R. (1994) ‘Managing Transition Anarchies: Rwanda, Burundi and South Africa in comparative perspective’ Journal of modern African studies. 32(4) [ONLINE]
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Chretien, J-P. 2003 L'Afrique des Grands Lacs : deux mille ans d'histoire ISBN: 2700722949. Chapter 5
Prunier, G. 1997 The Rwanda crisis : history of a genocide. Chapter 4
Doom, R. and J. Gorus. 2000 Politics of identity and economics of conflict in the Great Lakes Region. VUB University Press, Brussels
Crook, R. 1995 ‘Côte d’Ivoire: multiparty democracy and political change. Surviving the crisis’ in J.A. Wiseman Democracy and political change in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Crook, R. 1997 ‘Winning Coalitions and Ethno-Regional Politics: The Failure of the Opposition in the 1990 and 1995 Elections in Côte d’Ivoire’ African affairs., 96: 215-242
Daddieh, C.K. 2001 ‘Elections and Ethnic Violence in Côte d’Ivoire: The Unfinished Business of Succession and Democratic Transition’ African Issues, Vol. 29
Collett, M. 2006 Ivoirian identity constructions: ethnicity and nationalism in the prelude to civil war Nations and nationalism. Volume 12, Number 4 pp. 613-629
Corruption is considered to be one of the primary obstacles to development in Africa. Indeed, corruption is so widespread that some authors have discussed the ‘criminalisation’ of the African state. The lecture will analyse the different types of corruption evident in African states and societies. It will look at the perpetrators of corruption, including Western arms manufacturers and African elites. It will examine the attempts by donors to tackle corruption and will critically evaluate whether these have been successful. As well as exploring the nature of corruption at the highest levels of the African state, the lecture will also examine the dynamics of everyday corruption in African societies and what has been referred to as ‘the moral economy of corruption’.
Seminar: The persistence of corruption
The seminars will explore examples of everyday corruption in Africa at the local level. It will be asked whether corruption should be considered, in normative terms, as a ‘bad’ thing, or whether it should be understood as a vital element of the livelihoods strategies of ordinary Africans.
Questions for and Readings Seminar Discussion:
Agbiboa, D. E. (2013). Corruption and economic crime in Nigeria: Social and economic perspectives. African security reviewISSN: 1024-6029, 22 (1), 47-66.
Allen, C. (1995). Understanding African politics. Review of African political economy. 22, 65:301-320
Bayart. J-F., S. Ellis & B. Hibou (1999) The criminalization of the state in Africa. London: James Currey
Berman, B. (2004) Ethnicity, Bureaucracy and Democracy: The Politics of Trust. In B. Berman, D. Eyoh & W. Kymlicka (eds) Ethnicity & democracy in Africa. Oxford: James Currey. Available as an online course reading in the VLE
Bierschenk, T. (2003) ‘Powers in the Village: Rural Benin Between Democratisation and Decentralisation’ Africa. 73 pp. 145-173
*Blundo, G and De Sardan, JPO (2006) Everyday corruption and the state : citizens and public officials in Africa London Zed Books
Blundo, G., de Sardan, JPO. (2006) ‘Corruption in Africa and the social sciences: A review of the literature’ in Everyday corruption and the state : citizens and public officials in Africa pp. 15-68. Cape Town/London. David Philip/Zed
Blundo, G. ( 2006) “ Dealing with the Local State: The Informal Privatization of Street-Level Bureaucracies in Senegal” Development and change. 37, 4 pp. 799-819
Brockington, D. (2008) Corruption, Taxation and Natural Resource Management in Tanzania. The journal of development studies., 44 (1). pp.103-26
Chabal, P. and Daloz, J.P. (1999) ‘The (Ab)use of Corruption’ in Chabal, Patrick and Jean-Pascal Daloz Africa works : disorder as political instrument
Chabal, P., Daloz, J.-P. (1999) ‘The Political Instrumentalization of Disorder’in Africa works : disorder as political instrument in Chabal, Patrick and Jean-Pascal Daloz
Deegan, H. (2009). Corruption in Africa today : culture, economics, religion, security pp. 112-28. London: Routledge
De Sardan, JPO (1999) ‘A Moral Economy of Corruption in Africa? Journal of modern African studies. 337 (1) pp. 25-52
Hibou, B. (1999) ‘The “Social Capital” of the State as an Agent of Deception’ in Bayart, J.F, Ellis, Stephen and Hibou, Beatrice (eds) ‘The The criminalization of the state in Africa ’ Oxford. James Currey [On WEB CT]
Hyslop, J. (2005) 'Political Corruption: Before and after apartheid'. Journal of modern African studies.. 31 (4). pp. 773-789
Gray, H. S. (2015). The political economy of grand corruption in Tanzania. African affairs., adv017.
Ifeka, C. (2001). Playing civil society tunes: corruption & misunderstanding Nigeria's ‘real’political institutions.- Available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03056240108704551
Lawson, Letitia ‘The politics of anti-corruption reform in Africa’ Journal of modern African studies. 47 pp. 73-100
LeVine, V. T. (1975) Political corruption : the Ghana case. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution
Leys, C. (1965) What is the problem about corruption? Journal of modern African studies. 3: 215-230.
Lindberg, S. (2004) Its our time to chop: Do elections in Africa feed neo-patrimonalism rather than counter-act it? Democratization. 10 (2): 121-40
Medard, J.F. (2002) 'Corruption in the neo-patrimonial states of Sub-Saharan Africa' in Heidenheimer, A. et al (eds) Political Corruption: Concepts and Contexts
Osoba, S. O. (1996). Corruption in Nigeria: historical perspectives. Review of African political economy., 23 (69), 371-386.
Persson, A., Rothstein, B., & Teorell, J. (2013). Why anticorruption reforms fail—Systemic corruption as a collective action problem. Governance., 26 (3), 449-471.
Medard, J.F. (2002) 'Corruption in the neo-patrimonial states of Sub-Saharan Africa' in Heidenheimer, A. et al (eds) Political Corruption: Concepts and Contexts
Mwenda, A. & R. Tangri (2001) Corruption and cronyism in Uganda. African affairs. 100: 117-33
Mwenda, A. M., & Tangri, R. (2005). Patronage politics, donor reforms, and regime consolidation in Uganda. African affairs., 104 (416), 449-467.
Nugent, P. (2010). States and Social Contracts in Africa. New left review., 63 (May-June). pp.35-68
Reno, W. (1995) Corruption and state politics in Sierra Leone Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Rimmer, D. (2000) Aid and corruption. African affairs. 94 (394): 121-8
Szeftel, M. (1982) Political graft and the spoils system in Zambia – the state as a resource in itself. Review of African political economy. 9 (24): 4-21
* Szetel, M. (1998) Misunderstanding African politics: corruption and the governance agenda. Review of African political economy. 25 (76): 221-40
* Szeftel, M. (2000) Between governance and underdevelopment: accumulation and Africa’s ‘catastropic’ corruption. Review of African political economy. 27 (84): 287-306
Taylor, S. D. (2006) Divergent politico-legal responses to past presidential corruption in Zambia and Kenya: catching the 'big fish', or letting him off the hook? Third world quarterly. 27 (2) pp. 281-301
Tangri, R., & Mwenda, A. M. (2003). Military corruption & Ugandan politics since the late 1990s. Review of African political economy. , 30 (98), 539-552.
Willett, S. (2009) Defence expenditures, arms procurement and corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa. Review of African political economy. 36 (121): 335-351
Williams, R. (1987) Political corruption in Africa Aldershot: Gower
Wrong, M. (2009) It's our turn to eat. New York: Harper
Bachelard, Jerome 2010 ‘The Anglo-Leasing corruption scandal in Kenya: the politics of international and domestic pressures and counter-pressures’ Review of African political economy. 37 (124) pp. 187-200
Cherotich, L. (unpublished paper) Corruption and Democracy in Kenya – in the VLE
Githongo, John ‘Kenya's Fight against Corruption: An Uneven Path to Political Accountability’ (a development briefing for the CATO Institute). Can be found online http://www.cato.org/pubs/dbp/dbp2.pdf
Githongo, J. 2006. 'Inequality, ethnicity and the fight against corruption in Africa: A Kenyan perspective'. Economic affairs.. 26 (4). pp. 19-23
Jansen, B. 2008. Between vulnerability and assertiveness: Negotiating resettlement in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya. African affairs. 107, 429:569- 587
Lawson, Letitia ‘The politics of anti-corruption reform in Africa’ Journal of modern African studies. 47 pp. 73-100
Mwangi, Oscar Gakuo ‘Political corruption, party financing and democracy in Kenya’ Journal of modern African studies. 46 pp. 267 -285
‘Corruption haunts Kenya's leader’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4288595.stm
External influences: the Western powers
Lecture: External influences: the Western powers
This lecture will assess the changing role and influence of the Western powers in Africa, including France, the UK and the USA. It will interrogate how and why France and the UK’s relationships with their former colonies have changed over time and what influence these countries continue to exert over these countries. The lecture will also introduce how the relationship between the West and Africa has changed following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11th, 2001.
Seminar: The securitisation of African development
The seminars will explore how the West’s relationship with Africa has altered after September 11th, 2001 and what significance this has had for politics within the continent itself. We will explore the ‘securitisation’ debates and analyse how aid and development policies of western countries have increasingly been linked to concerns over security and new considerations of power projection.
Questions and Readings for Seminar Discussion:
Adebajo, A. (2003). Africa and America in an Age of Terror. Journal of Asian and African studies. , 38(2-3)
Adebajo, Adekeye. "The revolt against the West: intervention and sovereignty." Third world quarterly. ISSN: 0143-6597 37, no. 7 (2016): 1187-1202.
Christopher Clapham, (1996.) “The foreign policies of post-colonialism” chpt 4 in Africa and the international system : the politics of state survival
Mark Duffield (2002) Global governance and the new wars : the merging of development and security London: Zed Books
Fisher, J., & Anderson, D. M. (2015). Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa. International affairs., 91 (1), 131-151.
Williams, P. (2007) “From non-intervention to non-indifference: The origins and development of the African Union’s security culture” African affairs., 106/423, 253–279
Wai, Z. (2014). The empire's new clothes: Africa, liberal interventionism and contemporary world order. Review of African political economy.ISSN: 0305-6244, 41 (142), 483-499.
Abrahamsen, R. (2004) “A breeding ground for terrorists? Africa & Britain's 'war on terrorism'” Review of African political economy. 102 / December, 677 – 684
Abrahamsen, R (2005) 'Blair's Africa: The Politics of Securitization and Fear', Alternatives : global, local, political. 30, 1 pp. 55-80.
Abrahamsen, R and P. Williams (2001) “Ethics and Foreign Policy: The Antimonies of New Labour's 'Third Way' in Sub-Saharan Africa” Political studies. 49, 2 pp. 249-265.
Adebajo, A. (2012). The EU and Africa : from Eurafrique to Afro-Europa. K. Whiteman (Ed.). Columbia University
Cumming, G. “UK African policy in the post-cold war era: from realpolitik to moralpolitik? ” Commonwealth & comparative politics., vol. 42 no 1, (2004)
Dixon, R and P. Williams (2001) 'Tough on Debt, Tough on the Causes of Debt? New Labour's Third Way Foreign Policy', British journal of politics & international relations. 3, 2. pp. 150-172
Gallagher, J (2009) “ Healing The Scar? Idealizing Britain in Africa, 1997–2007” African affairs. 108: 435-451
Melvern, L & P Williams, (2004) “Britannia waived the rules: the Major government and the 1994 Rwandan genocide” African affairs.
Mistry, P. S. (2005) “Reasons for Sub-Saharan Africa's Development Deficit That the Commission for Africa Did Not Consider” African affairs. 104, 417 pp. 665-678
Porteous, T. (2005) ‘British government policy in sub-Saharan Africa under New Labour’ in International affairs.: 81 (2) pp281-297
Porteous , T. Britain in Africa (2008)
Slater, D and M. Bell, (2002) 'Aid and the Geopolitics of the Post-Colonial: Critical Reflections on New Labour's Overseas Development Strategy', Development and change. 33, 2. pp. 335-361
Taylor, I (2005). 'Advice Is Judged by Results, Not by Intentions: Why Gordon Brown Is Wrong About Africa', International affairs. 81, 2 pp. 299-310
Williams, P 'Blair's Commission for Africa: Problems and Prospects for UK Policy', The political quarterly. 76, 4 (2005). pp. 529-539
Williams, P “Britain and Africa after the Cold war: beyond damage limitation? ” in Taylor and Williams Africa in international politics : external involvement on the continent (2004).
Ware, Z 'Reassessing Labour's Relationship with Sub-Saharan Africa', The round table. 95, 383 (2006). pp. 141-152;
Adebajo, A “Folie de Grandeur” The world to-day. June 1997 pp 147-150
Bach, D. “France’s involvement in sub-saharan Africa” in Amadu Sesay ed, Africa and Europe : from partition to independence or dependence? (1986).
J Chipman, French power in Africa (1989).
*Berouk Mesfin “ Only a Folie de Grandeur? Understanding French policy in Africa” African security review 17
Brune, S (1994) “Under pressure for reform: French policies south of the Sahara” in S. Brune, J Betz, and W Kuhne Eds., Africa and Europe : relations of two continents in transition.
Chafer, T. (2002) “Franco-african relations: No longer so exceptional? ” African affairs. pp. 343-363
Chafer, T. (2005) "From Confidence to Confusion: Franco-African Relations in the Era of Globalisation" in M. Maclean and J. Szarka (eds) France on the world stage : nation state strategies in the global era
Chafer, T. (2005) “Chirac and la Françafrique: no longer a family affair” Modern & contemporary France., 13, 1, Jan., pp. 7-24.
Chafer, T. (2014). Hollande and Africa Policy. Modern & contemporary France., 22 (4), 513-531.
Cumming, G (2000) “Modernisation without ‘banalisation’: towards a new era in French African aid relations? ” Modern & contemporary France. 8, 3
Cumming, G and R. Langford (2005) 'Introduction', Modern & contemporary France., 13:1,1-5.
Charbonneau, B. (2008) 'Dreams of Empire: France, Europe, and the New Interventionism in Africa', Modern & contemporary France., 16:3, pp. 279-295.
Gardinier, D (1997) “The Historical Origins of Francophone Africa” in Clark and Gardinier eds. Political reform in Francophone Africa
Golan, T. (1981) “A certain mystery: how can France do everything that it does inAfrica – and get away with it? ” African affairs. 80, 318 pp. 3-11
Gregory, S (2000). “French Military in Africa” African affairs. 99
Heilbrunn, J. (2005) ‘Oil and Water? Elite Politicians and Corruption in France’, Comparative politics., vol. 37, no. 3, April, pp. 277-296.
*Huliaris, A (1998) “The anglo-saxon conspiracy: French perceptions of the Great Lakes crisis” Journal of modern African studies. 36, 4
Kroslak, D (2004) “France’s policy towards Africa: continuity or change? ” in Taylor and Williams Africa in international politics : external involvement on the continent
Le Vine, V. T. (2004) Politics in Francophone Africa Boulder: Lynne Rienner
Marchal, R (1998). “France and Africa” International affairs. 74, 2
Martin, G (1995) “Continuity and Change in Franco-African Relations” Journal of modern African studies. 33, 1
Melly, P., & Darracq, V. (2013). A New Way to Engage? French Policy in Africa from Sarkozy to Hollande. Chatham House. Available online: https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/files/chathamhouse/public/Research/Africa/0513pp_franceafrica.pdf
Reed, M. (1987) “Gabon: a neo-colonial enclave of Enduring French Interest” Journal of modern African studies. 25, 2 pp. 283-320
Smith, S. W. (2013). France in Africa: A New Chapter? . Current history., 112 (754), 16
Tramond, O., & Seigneur, P. (2014). Operation Serval: Another Beau Geste of France in Sub-Saharan Africa? . Military review, 94 (6), 76.
Utley, R.I (2005) 'Franco-African Military Relations: Meeting the Challenges of Globalisation? ', Modern & contemporary France. 13:1, pp. 25-40.
Whiteman, K. (1983) “President Mitterand and Africa” African affairs. 82
Yates, D. The rentier state in Africa : oil rent dependency and neocolonialism in the Republic of Gabon (1996). Esp. Chapters 2 & 3.
Alden, C. (2000) "From neglect to 'virtual engagement'" African affairs. pp.355-371.
Aning, K., Jaye, T., & Atuobi, S. (2008). The role of private military companies in US-Africa policy. Review of African political economy. , 35 (118), 613-628.
Bachmann, J. (2014). Policing Africa: The US military and visions of crafting ‘good order’. Security dialogue., 45 (2), 119-136.
Carmody, P. R. (2005) “Transforming Globalization and Security: Africa and America Post-9/11” Africa today. vol.52, no.1, pp.97-120
Hills, A. “Trojan Horses? USAID, Counter-Terrorism and Africa’s Police,” Third world quarterly., vol. 27, no. 4 (2006), pp. 629-643.
Martin, W.G. (2004) “ Beyond Bush: The future of popular movements & US Africa policy” Review of African political economy. 102 / December, 585 – 597
McFate, S. (2007) “Briefing: Us Africa Command: Next Step or Next Stumble? ” African affairs., January
N'Diaye, B., & Africa, S. (2009). AFRICOM and the Interests of Africans: Beyond Perceptions and Strategic Communication. Contemporary security policy. , 30 (1), 62-66.
Piombo. J. (ed) The US military in Africa : enhancing security and development? London: Lynne Rienner
Rothchild, D (2001) "The US foreign Policy Trajectory on Africa" SAIS Review
Schraeder, P (2003) "Reflections on the study of US foreign policy towards Africa" Journal of modern African studies. 41, 1 pp 139-152
Schraeder, P (2001) “Forget the rhetoric and boost the geo-politics" African affairs. 387-404
Tella, O. (2016). AFRICOM: hard or soft power initiative? . African security review , 25 (4), 393-406.
Van de Walle, N (2010) ‘US policy towards Africa: the Bush legacy and the Obama administration’ African affairs. 109: pp. 1-21
External influences: China
Lecture: External influences: China
China has become a major player in the African continent and its quest for resources, markets and allies has profoundly altered the politics of many African states. The lecture will assess the reasons behind China’s ‘return’ to Africa and what implications this has for human rights, development, and democratisation in Africa.
Seminar: China’s return Africa: Curse or blessing?
The seminars will assess the impact of Chinese influence on African states and also the economic impact of Chinese investment and enterprise. In particular, it will be asked whether China is having a positive influence on African states and societies.
Questions for Seminar Discussion:
Alden, C (2007) China in Africa London: Taylor and Francis
Alden, C, D. Large, R.S. de Oliveira eds (2008) China returns to Africa : a rising power and a continent embrace
Alden, Chris, and Daniel Large. "On Becoming a Norms Maker: Chinese Foreign Policy, Norms Evolution and the Challenges of Security in Africa." The China quarterly.ISSN: 0305-7410; 1468-2648 221 (2015): 123-142.
Anshan, L ‘China and Africa: policy and challenges’ China Security Service. Available online.
Ayers, Alison J. "Beyond myths, lies and stereotypes: The political economy of a ‘New Scramble for Africa’." New political economy.ISSN: 1356-3467 18, no. 2 (2013): 227-257.
Asongu, Simplice A., and Gilbert AA Aminkeng. "The economic consequences of China–Africa relations: debunking myths in the debate." Journal of Chinese economic and business studiesISSN: 1476-5284 11, no. 4 (2013): 261-277.
Asongu, Simplice, and John Ssozi. "Sino-African relations: some solutions and strategies to the policy syndromes." Journal of African businessISSN: 1522-8916 17, no. 1 (2016): 33-51.
Brautigam, D. (2009) The dragon's gift : the real story of China in Africa Oxford: Oxford University Press
Brautigam, Deborah. Will Africa feed China?ISBN: 9780199396856 hardcover; 019939685X hardcover; 9780199396863 electronic book; 9780199396870 electronic book. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Campbell, H. China in Africa: Challenging US global hegemony Third world quarterly. 29, 1 pp. 89-105
Carmody, P and Owusu, F.Y. (2007) ‘Competing hegemons? Chinese versus American geo-economic strategies in Africa’ Political geography. 26, 5
Carmody, P, and Ian Taylor. "Flexigemony and force in China's resource diplomacy in Africa: Sudan and Zambia compared." Geopolitics.ISSN: 1465-0045; 1557-3028 15, no. 3 (2010): 496-515
Chakrabarty, M. (2015) Growth of Chinese trade and investment flows in DR Congo – blessing or curse? Review of African political economy.ISSN: 0305-6244.
Cheru, Fantu. "Emerging Southern powers and new forms of South–South cooperation: Ethiopia’s strategic engagement with China and India." Third world quarterly.ISSN: 0143-6597, 37 no. 4 (2016): 592-610.
Cheru, Fantu, and Cyril Obi. "The rise of China and India in Africa: Challenges, opportunities and critical interventions." (2010). http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A285922&dswid=7714
Cheru, Fantu, and Cyril Obi. The rise of China and India in Africa: Challenges, opportunities and critical interventions. Zed Books/Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2010.
French, H (2007) ‘Commentary: China and Africa’ African affairs. 106 (422): 127-132.
Frynas, Jedrzej George, and Manuel Paulo. "A new scramble for African oil? Historical, political, and business perspectives." African affairs.ISSN: 0001-9909 106, no. 423 (2007): 229-251.
Gadzala, Aleksandra W. "From formal-to informal-sector employment: examining the Chinese presence in Zambia." Review of African political economy.ISSN: 0305-6244 37, no. 123 (2010): 41-59.
Gill, B. and J. Reilly The Tenuous Hold of China Inc. in Africa The Washington quarterly. 30, 3 pp. 37-52
Grimm, S. (2014). China–Africa Cooperation: promises, practice and prospects. Journal of contemporary China., 23 (90),
Large, D (2008) “Beyond ‘Dragon in the Bush’: The Study of China–Africa Relations”, African affairs.,107: 426
Lee, M.C. et al (2007) China in Africa 33 Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
Manji, Firoze, and Stephen Marks. African perspectives on China in AfricaISBN: 0954563735 (pbk.) : £11.95; 9780954563738 (pbk.) : £11.95. Fahamu/Pambazuka, 2007.
Mason, R. (2016). China’s impact on the landscape of African International Relations: implications for dependency theory. Third world quarterly.ISSN: 0143-6597, 1-13.
Mawdsley, E (2007 ) ‘China and Africa: Emerging Challenges to the Geographies of Power’ Geography compass. 3: 1 pp. 405–421
Mohan, G. and B. Lampert. (2013) "Negotiating china: reinserting African agency into china–Africa relations." African affairs. 112.446: 92-110.
Naidu, Sanusha, and Daisy Mbazima. "China–African relations: A new impulse in a changing continental landscape." Futures.ISSN: 0016-3287 40, no. 8 (2008): 748-761.
Obi, Cyril I. "Enter the dragon? Chinese oil companies & resistance in the Niger Delta." Review of African political economy.ISSN: 0305-6244 35, no. 117 (2008): 417-434.
Ovadia, J.S. (2013) 'Accumulation with or without dispossession? A ‘both/and’ approach to China in Africa with reference to Angola' Review of African political economy. 40 (136): 233-250
Pant, H.V. (2008) “China in Africa: The Push Continues But All's Not Well” Defense and Security Analysis 24, 1 pp. 33-43
Rotberg, W (ed) (2008) China into Africa : trade, aid, and influence Baltimore: Brookings
Schoeman, M (2007) ‘China in Africa: the rise of hegemony? ’ Strategic Review for Southern Africa Available online: http://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/4019
Spiegel, S. and P. Le Billon (2009) “China's weapons trade: From ships of shame to the ethics of global resistance” International affairs. 85, 2 pp. 323-346
Strauss, J.C. and M. Saavedra (eds) (2009) China and Africa : emerging patterns in globalization and development Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Taylor, I (2006) China and Africa : engagement and compromise London: Routledge
Taylor, I (2006) China’s Oil Diplomacy in Africa International affairs. 82, 5 pp. 937-959
Taylor, I “Sino-African Relations and the Problem of Human Rights” African affairs. 107, 426 pp. 63-87
*Taylor, I (2007) ‘Governance in Africa and Sino- African Relations: Contradictions or Confluence? ” Politics. 27:3 pp. 139-146
Taylor, I. (2014) ' Emerging powers, state capitalism and the oil sector in Africa' Review of African political economy. 41 (141)
Van de Looy, and de Haan, L (2006) ‘Africa and China: A Strategic Partnership? ’ Strategic analysis, Vol. 30, No. 3
Wu, S. (2015). Development lessons from China: a political-economic perspective on how neopatrimonial states may achieve high economic growth. Canadian journal of development studies = Revue canadienne d'études du développement., (ahead-of-print), 1-13.
Zweig, D and B. Jianhai (2005) ‘China’s Global Hunt for Energy’ Foreign affairs. Vol. 84, No. 5 pp. 25-38
China in Sudan
Anderson ‘China is fuelling war in Darfur’ BBC article - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7503428.stm
Farrow, R and Farrow, M ‘The genocide olypics’ The Wall Street Journal.
Holslag, H (2008) “China's Diplomatic Manoeuvring on the Question of Darfur ” Journal of contemporary China. 17, 54 pp. 71-84
Large, D (2008) “ China & the Contradictions of ‘Non-interference’ in Sudan” Review of African political economy. 35, 115 pp. 93-106
Large, D (2011) “ Sudan’s Foreign Relations with Asia China and the Politics of ‘looking east’” Institute for Security Studies 158 Available online: http://dspace.africaportal.org/jspui/bitstream/123456789/30875/1/PAPER158.pdf? 1
Zoellick, R (2005) ‘Whither China: From Membership to Responsibility’ https://2001-2009.state.gov/s/d/former/zoellick/rem/53682.htm
China in Zambia
Carmody, P (2009) ‘An Asian-driven economic recovery on Africa? ’ The Zambian Case’ World development.
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Li, P (2010) “The Myth and Reality of Chinese Investors: A Case Study of Chinese Investment in Zambia's Copper Industry” South African Institute of International Affairs - Available online: http://www.eisourcebook.org/cms/June%202013/Myth%20&%20Reality%20of%20Chinese%20Investors,%20Zambian%20Copper%20Case%20Study.pdf
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