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A Contracorriente     Open Access  
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Politica Estica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, European and Regional Studies     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 134)
Affirmations : of the modern     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Africa Institute Occasional Paper     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Africa Renewal     Free   (Followers: 5)
Africa Review : Journal of the African Studies Association of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African East-Asian Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Journal of Democracy and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Africanus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Afrique contemporaine : La revue de l'Afrique et du développement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Agenda Política     Open Access  
Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Agrarian South : Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Foreign Policy Interests: The Journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 225)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 193)
American Political Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Anacronismo e Irrupción     Open Access  
Analecta política     Open Access  
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales UMCS, Politologia     Open Access  
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Annual Review of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 121)
Apuntes Electorales     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asia-Pacific Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Asian Affairs: An American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
AUDEM : The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Aurora. Revista de Arte, Mídia e Política     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Australian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Austrian Journal of Political Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of European Studies     Open Access  
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Beleid en Maatschappij     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BMC International Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Brazilian Political Science Review     Open Access  
Brésil(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
British Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 129)
British Journal of Politics and International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
British Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Estudos Sociais e Políticos     Open Access  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de Sciences politiques de l'ULg     Open Access  
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cambio 16     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambridge Review of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Caucasus Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Central and Eastern European Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central Asian Affairs     Hybrid Journal  
Central Banking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
China Review International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chinese Journal of Global Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of International Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cittadinanza Europea (LA)     Full-text available via subscription  
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union     Open Access  
Class, Race and Corporate Power     Open Access  
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 120)
Comparative Politics (Russia)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Conferences on New Political Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Confines     Open Access  
Conflict and Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 357)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
CQ Researcher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Demokratie und Geschichte     Hybrid Journal  
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Der Donauraum     Hybrid Journal  
Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access  
Encuentro     Open Access  
Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Equal Opportunities International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Espacios Públicos     Open Access  
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudos Avançados     Open Access  
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Ethics & Global Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal  
Éthique publique     Open Access  
Études internationales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Europe's World     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Integration Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
European Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
European Journal of Political Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
European Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)

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Journal Cover Australasian Review of African Studies, The
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  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - ARAS submission guidelines
    • PubDate: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 23:16:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - David livingstone and the Myth of African poverty and
           disease. A close examination of his writings on the pre-colonial era [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: O'Callaghan, Margaret
      Review(s) of: David livingstone and the Myth of African poverty and disease. A close examination of his writings on the pre-colonial era, by Sjoerd Rijpma, Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2015, pp. 610. ISBN 9789004293731.

      PubDate: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 23:16:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Re-thinking values in Africa: For collective
           well-being [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Burke, Jean
      Review(s) of: Re-thinking values in Africa: For collective well-being, by Bawa Kuyini, Creatspace, 2013, pp. 125, ISBN: 1492771945.

      PubDate: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 23:16:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Education, emigration, ethnicity and
           African-Australians
    • Abstract: Lyons, Tanya
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 23:16:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Narrative and narrative strategies to explore trauma:
           'Up close from afar' - an African migrant's story
    • Abstract: Bacon, Eugen
      In this essay I discuss the process of writing autobiographical creative fiction, and how a narrative on trauma can offer the potential for catharsis to both the writer and reader. I give a self-reflective autoethnographic account that draws from my own personal feeling of discontinuity and an awareness of being between worlds as an African Australian migrant. I focus on the self-knowledge that emerged from the act of writing a short story in the wake of grief. I use narration-the act or process of storytelling-to understand my own narrative strategies, how I tell a story. The essay is interspersed with excerpts from my short story Up close from afar-a story that follows the emotional journey of protagonist Sienna, an African migrant in Australia, who loses her sister to HIV. In mirroring into the creative fiction aspects of my own experience (loss), my relationship with Sienna was symbiotic. I needed her as much as she needed me. As I developed her character and transferred to her my direct experiences, she responded. Without answering all my questions, Sienna came along with new meaning that helped me understand and process my grief. I divide my essay into background, the power of narrative, autoethnographic research, narrative devices and cathartic autobiography. My overall intention is to expose a written artefact (the short story) on death, an artefact that is, to me, also a metaphor for life.

      PubDate: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 23:16:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Settlement and employment experiences of South
           Sudanese people from refugee backgrounds in Melbourne, Australia
    • Abstract: Abur, William; Spaaij, Ramon
      This article critically examines the settlement experiences of South Sudanese people from refugee backgrounds living in Melbourne, Australia, with a particular focus on unemployment and barriers to employment. Drawing on extensive primary data collected through semi-structured interviews with 20 South Sudanese Australians, the article demonstrates how unemployment features centrally in participants' narratives and appreciation of their settlement in Australia. Participants relate unemployment to issues such as social isolation, family breakdown, and intergenerational conflict, and foreground discrimination as a key barrier to employment. We reflect on these findings by discussing suggestions for future policy and practice in the area of refugee settlement and employment.

      PubDate: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 23:16:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Sudanese humanitarian migrants in Australian refereed
           journals
    • Abstract: Wickramaarachchi, Naduni; Burns, Edgar
      This article reviews the literature about Australian South Sudanese humanitarian migrants in refereed journals, and is underpinned by a concern for the settlement experiences of migrants and the reduced effectiveness of research which is compartmentalised into different academic disciplinary fields. Though a large volume of academic work has paid attention to many themes and issues, the present review identifies gaps in the understanding of Sudanese and South Sudanese views on family violence, economic stress, issues specific to older migrants, and perceptions of racialised policing. This article suggests the importance of bringing available knowledge from different disciplines into an accessible and cross-referenced platform to better serve southern Sudanese migrants' needs in assisting successful establishment of their new lives in Australia.

      PubDate: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 23:16:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - News media reporting on substance use among people of
           African ethnicity in three Australian states, 2003-2013
    • Abstract: Horyniak, Danielle; Lim, Megan SC; Higgs, Peter
      The media play an important role in influencing public opinion and community discourse about health issues. Disproportionate reporting and misrepresentation of substance use issues among culturally and linguistically diverse groups can have adverse impacts on public perceptions of these communities. In the context of emerging media interest in substance use among African migrant communities, we examined the prevalence, characteristics and construction of print news media reporting related to substance use among people of African ethnicity. Relevant newspaper articles were identified through a systematic search of state-wide, regional and local community newspapers in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland between 2003 and 2013. Descriptive analyses of the key content of the articles were conducted, as well as a qualitative analysis of important themes and linguistic constructs within the articles. Fifty-seven unique articles were identified. The most commonly identified substance was alcohol, which was mentioned in 68% of the articles. Most articles (81%) described specific incidents, with the key issues relating to substance use being violence (mentioned in 47% of articles), crime (32%) and drink-driving (29%). The refugee background of significant individuals in the incidents was emphasised, with these individuals constructed as either 'made vulnerable' by their refugee experiences and therefore deserving of sympathy, or as having a disregard for law and order and a lack of gratitude for the opportunities granted to them through migration to Australia, and thus deserving of punishment. Australian print media's portrayal of substance use among African migrants presents these communities as unaligned with Australian values, potentially marginalising them further. Continued efforts to address racism and discrimination at the interpersonal and structural levels are needed.

      PubDate: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 23:16:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Zimbabwe's emigrants: Growth and change in Australia
    • Abstract: Edgar, Barbara; Lucas, David
      Prior to 2006 the Zimbabwe-born in Australia were largely ignored or subsumed within broader geographical "Africa" categories. However between 2001 and 2006 their numbers almost doubled to become the second most numerous birthplace group from sub-Saharan Africa. This prompted Lucas, Jamali and Edgar (2011) to analyse their basic characteristics, one finding being that they were increasingly of non-European ancestry. This article builds upon this work by analysing 2011 Australian census data with a particular focus on European and African components of the Zimbabwe-born. It examines the age/sex structures, occupations, industries, and Australian citizenship take-up rates of each subgroup, identified by their ancestries and languages. Both components are strongly represented in managerial/professional occupations. Unlike the situation in the United Kingdom, mentioned below, there is no strong evidence of deskilling. Although the ethnic composition has changed, the high socioeconomic status of Zimbabwean immigrants is indicated by the predominance of skilled migrants among settler arrivals since 1991. This is contrasted with immigrants from refugee source countries in Africa, who have often experienced interrupted schooling. Another finding is that the majority of both English speakers and African language speakers have taken up Australian citizenship, suggesting that return migration is unlikely to be significant in the immediate future. The substantial flows from Zimbabwe to Australia since 2000 are shown to reflect government policies and the state of the economy in both countries.

      PubDate: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 23:16:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Parents, pay attention! Factors related to parental
           involvement with education in Northern Uganda
    • Abstract: Ezati, Betty Akullu; McBrien, Jody L; Stewart, Jan; Ssempala, Cornelius; Ssenkusu, Peter
      Prior to the colonial period (1896-1962), education of children in Uganda was a family responsibility. The introduction of formal British-styled schooling disrupted traditional learning by changing the nature of lessons into formal, Western style classrooms and lectures and by placing educational responsibility into the hands of missionaries, teachers, and the government. Since Uganda gained political independence in 1962, education and parental participation in their children's education have been further disrupted by numerous civil wars and resulting displacement, poverty, trauma, and government policies. The purpose of this article is to explore the relationship between historical effects and parental responses to education in northern Uganda. The authors used findings in the literature along with results from three research periods between 2007-2015 during which parents, teachers, and community leaders were interviewed in focus groups or individually, to understand ways in which parents were involved in or withdrawn from their children's education, and reasons for their involvement or inactivity. The authors draw from Epstein and Saunders' (2006) framework for involvement and Bronfenbrenner's (1979, 1999) ecological systems theory to frame the research. Our research indicates that a complexity of factors has contributed to reduced parental involvement, including poverty, dislocation, fear, alcohol consumption, and misunderstanding of policy. We conclude with some suggestions for improvement.

      PubDate: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 23:16:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - ARAS submission guidelines
    • PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Preventive arbitration: Towards strengthening the
           African union's mediation capacity for human protection
    • Abstract: Ifediora, Obinna Franklin
      The doctrine of human protection as articulated by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the Cyril Foster Lecture in February 2011 addresses immediate threats to human security. International responses to such threats are often initiated in the context of peace support operations by the United Nations (UN). These pacific measures available under Article 33 of the UN Charter, in particular international mediation, are fairly well developed within the UN. The role of regional organisations, particularly the African Union (AU), can be enhanced if these tools, such as mediation, are equally developed. As proposed in this article, this will involve restructuring the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and African Governance Architecture (AGA) so as to bring mediation within the ambit of the latter, in line with the proposed Mediation Support Unit, and remove it from its current location under the APSA. Strengthening the AU's mediation capacity may also require developing additional pacific tools, such as arbitration. Arbitration capacities could then be integrated into a mediation mechanism for enhanced human protection. This article theorises the concept of 'preventive arbitration' as a means of strengthening the AU's pacific mechanisms for conflict prevention through peaceful means.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Sexual violence in the congo free state: Archival
           traces and present reconfigurations
    • Abstract: Mertens, Charlotte
      Western imaginings and colonially scripted images of the Congo as barbaric, savage and the 'heart of darkness' have dominated understandings of events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since its colonial inception (Dunn, 2003). The contemporary global focus on sexual violence in the armed conflict of eastern DRC has only reinforced such framings (Eriksson Baaz and Stern, 2013; Verweijen, 2015). While sexual violence has captured the social imagination long before the Congo, contemporary international discourse has framed sexual violence as "the major horrendous crime of our time" and "an exceptional form of brutality" (Jolie, 2013). Drawing on largely unused archival material obtained at the Royal Museum of Central Africa and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belgium, this article sheds light on how sexual violence prefigured our own times in King Leopold II's Congo Free State (1885-1908). The vivid memories and testimonies of the grotesque and spectacular violence inflicted upon the Congolese outline similar sexual atrocities to those that have taken place in the current conflict in eastern DRC. These memories are, in Mbembe's (2007) words, "traces and fragments" of colonial violence and excessive abuses. Yet today's international security discourses occur in the midst of an almost complete absence of such history and its memories. Ultimately it is argued here that the memories and testimonies as traces from a violent past, reshape historical understandings of colonial violence and open new avenues for rethinking past abuses and their endurance into the present.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - African challenges and challenges to African Studies
    • Abstract: Lyons, Tanya; Kelly, Max
      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - AFSAAP 2016 - 39th annual AFSAAP conference call for
           papers
    • PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Nigeria: A new history of a Turbulent century [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Neuhaus, Matthew
      Review(s) of: Nigeria: A new history of a Turbulent century, by Richard Bourne, Zed Books: London, 2015, 299pp, ISBN 9781780329062.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Somali poetry and the failed she-camel state: A
           critical discourse analysis of the Deelley poetry debate (1979- 1980)
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Kapteijns, Lidwien
      Review(s) of: Somali poetry and the failed she-camel state: A critical discourse analysis of the Deelley poetry debate (1979-1980), by Ali Mumin Ahad, New York: Peter Lang, 2015, 306pp, ISBN 9781433125157.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Darfur: Colonial violence, sultanic legacies and local
           politics [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Levy, Wendy
      Review(s) of: Darfur: Colonial violence, sultanic legacies and local politics, by Chris Vaughan, Suffolk: James Currey, 2015, 231pp, ISBN 9781847011114.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - 'Eat the heart of the infidel': The harrowing of
           Nigeria and the rise of Boko Haram [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Pijovic, Nikola
      Review(s) of: 'Eat the heart of the infidel': The harrowing of Nigeria and the rise of Boko Haram, by Andrew Walker, London: Hurst and Company, 2016, 281pp, ISBN 9781849045582.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Ethnomusicology, world music and analysis in African
           music
    • Abstract: Lewis, Tony
      The study of African music traditionally falls under the academic discipline of ethnomusicology, but with this categorisation comes a degree of colonial baggage. Under the purview of ethnomusicology, many have approached the topic from sociological and/or anthropological perspectives, rather than musicological per se. While not without value, these approaches have tended to imbue African music with mysticism rather than engage with the music analytically. In this context has arisen an anti-formalist position, which suggests that it is inappropriate to analyse African music, because to do so is to impose an external world view on the subject. As has been powerfully argued, however, those who take this position simultaneously practise and apply other disciplinary formalisms to the subject, which opens up a raft of further questions and issues regarding the study of the cultural 'other'. Recent developments in the musical academy have questioned the dichotomy of musicological and ethnomusicological practices. Further, a body of African scholars, led by Kofi Agawu, is recasting African music as a musicological rather than ethnomusicological topic. This approach calls for scholars to value, demand and practise greater structural analysis therein: to deny African music the right to analysis, some argue, is to deny it the right to legitimacy. This article discusses some of the key positions and practices in the historical study of African music, recent developments in detail, and projected futures for the discipline. The author draws upon his own first-hand experience of studying and analysing African music in Ghana and Zimbabwe, and of teaching African music in Australia, to offer perspectives on the challenges and inherent value in studying and analysing the music of Africa.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Zimbabwe's fast track land reform programme: Beyond
           emancipation, towards liberation
    • Abstract: Jakwa, Tinashe
      In this article I critique conventional understandings of the international relations' notion of juridical sovereignty. I argue that these understandings mask the fact that juridical sovereignty is a central governing rationality used to undermine the national self-determination of peripheral 'postcolonial' states. Independence has not resulted in the formation of an international community of equal sovereign states. I provide an alternative reading of juridical sovereignty and make a distinction between juridical independence and juridical sovereignty. This article is informed by the decoloniality perspective and draws from the works of Denise Ferreira da Silva and Sylvia Wynter - black women pioneers of the decoloniality framework - to argue that juridical sovereignty is rooted in Western modernity's conception of Man and, therefore, stands in direct and irreconcilable opposition to the juridical independence and self-determination of African states and peoples. The case study of Zimbabwe's Fast Track Land Reform Programme highlights how tensions between juridical independence and juridical sovereignty have affected the country's international relations and nation-building post-independence. This, in turn, highlights the challenges juridical sovereignty presents to the 'postcolonial' state.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - The power of non-governmental organisations in Sudan:
           Do structural changes matter?
    • Abstract: El-Gack, Nawal
      Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are seen as drivers of change. This characterisation has led to the proliferation of NGOs, particularly in developing countries. Their numerous strengths and advantages have resulted in them being described as being 'there for the people'. Yet, despite their strengths, they have been criticised for their inability to meet structural and social challenges, as many of them are seen as being too professional, bureaucratic and focused on maintaining their funding, thereby perpetuating underdevelopment. Meanwhile, there are growing concerns regarding the partnership and accountability practices of NGOs. To contribute to this debate, this article will examine the roles of NGOs in the international arena and discuss the impact of funding in the creation and achievement of strategic goals, and how this directly affects the accountability of NGOs. In order to examine these issues, the author uses examples from Sudan to discuss how structural change and autonomy are both necessary for and detrimental to the accountability, reputation and role of NGOs in the development sector.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - The shades of black: Cultural anthropo-logical aspects
           of mutual perspectives and relations between African-Americans and African
           Migrants in the U.S.A. [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Natufe, OIgho
      Review(s) of: The shades of black: Cultural anthropo-logical aspects of mutual perspectives and relations between African-Americans and African Migrants in the U.S.A., by D. M. Bondarenko, (In Russian), Dom Publishers "YASK": Moscow, 2016. Pp. 216. ISBN: 9785990613331.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Dealing with government in South Sudan: Histories of
           chiefship, community and state [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Byrne, Ryan Joseph
      Review(s) of: Dealing with government in South Sudan: Histories of chiefship, community and state, by Cherry Leonardi, Woodbridge: James Currey, 2015, 253 pp, ISBN 9781847010674.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2016 22:44:10 GMT
       
 
 
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