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A Contracorriente     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 143)
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: 60)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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: 2)
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: 16)
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: 253)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 210)
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: 16)
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: 37)
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Annual Review of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 135)
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: 14)
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asia-Pacific Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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: 12)
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: 10)
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  
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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: 140)
British Journal of Politics and International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
British Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 48)
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: 2)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
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: 3)
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   (Followers: 1)
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: 137)
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   (Followers: 1)
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 356)
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: 15)
Contemporary Italian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
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: 19)
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)
CQ Weekly     Full-text available via subscription  
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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: 18)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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: 46)
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: 4)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
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: 13)
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: 7)
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: 50)
European Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
European Journal of Political Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)

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Journal Cover Australasian Review of African Studies, The
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  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - ARAS submission guidelines
    • PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Call for papers: The 40th AFSAAP annual conference
    • PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - The Petro-developmental state in Africa. Making oil
           work in Angola, Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea [Book Review]
    • Abstract: MacWilliam, Scott
      Review(s) of: The Petro-developmental state in Africa. Making oil work in Angola, Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea, by Jesse Salah Ovadia, London: Hurst, pp. 246, ISBN 9781849044769.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - My friends were there for me: Exploring the
           pedagogical adaptations of secondary Nigerian-Australian students in
           Tasmania
    • Abstract: Kidmas, Lois; Ashman, Greg; Short, Megan
      This article explores the experiences of migrant Nigerian secondary students and their observations of teaching and learning within the Tasmanian context. These students and their families had migrated from Nigeria to Australia and their parents were skilled migrants serving as professionals in different fields (Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 2011). Australia's skilled migration program encourages professionals from various countries to seek employment opportunities where there are shortages. A particular focus of this article is the way in which students from these families have adapted to the pedagogical context of secondary schooling in Tasmania. In interviews, the students were encouraged to reflect on their prior schooling in Nigeria and to compare their experiences in Nigeria with their current schooling in Tasmania. A qualitative methodology was employed utilising semi-structured interviews and an analysis of written responses via a journaling exercise. The results suggest that three areas of adaptation (the social, the academic and the cultural) were important to the students' successful school experiences in Tasmania. The active role that the students played in their successful adaptation was also identified. Some recommendations for teachers, based on the literature and the findings of the project, are offered.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Afrikaner Emigres in Australia: Perception vs. Reality
           in human decision-making
    • Abstract: Jagtenberg, Hanna
      Based on ongoing ethnographic research among post-1994 first generation Afrikaner immigrants in Australia, I argue in this article that the majority of them base their decision to emigrate from South Africa on their perception of reality rather than on reality itself. The primary reason why they have left their home country was due to the 'affirmative action' policy, which they view as racist leading to 'reverse discrimination'. They believe that their children did not have a future in South Africa because of the fact that they have white skin. However, the preliminary results of this study show that in reality, only a very small number of participants have had an actual negative experience with affirmative action, and secondary sources demonstrate that white privilege still prevails in post-apartheid South Africa. Thus, the underlying, subconscious reason why Afrikaners are emigrating is their fear of the threat that affirmative action poses to their children's future. As such, it can be analysed according to Maslow's human needs theory, which shows that they are fundamentally in search of survival.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - "There are NO (Teddy) bears in Africa!" discuss
    • Abstract: McDougall, Russell
      In November 2007 a middle-aged English primary-school teacher in Khartoum named Gillian Gibbons was arrested and jailed for allowing her class of seven-year olds, after due electoral process, to name a teddy bear "Mohammed." Gibbons might have thought she'd be safe in Khartoum. The Civil War had ended two years earlier; and Khartoum was a long way from the ravages of famine and the fighting in Darfur. But with the Rift Valley Fever epidemic starting up and the terrible floods that year she should have known it would not be a teddy bears' picnic (BBC News, 2007).

      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - The new black middle class in South Africa [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Abraham, Ibrahim
      Review(s) of: The new black middle class in South Africa, by Roger Southall, Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Curry, 2016, 296 + xix pp, ISBN 9781847011435.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Becoming Australian: Migration, settlement and
           citizenship [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Fozdar, Farida
      Review(s) of: Becoming Australian: Migration, settlement and citizenship, by Brian Galligan, Martina Boese and Melissa Phillips, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2014, pp. 246, ISBN 9780522866377.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Women and power in postconflict Africa [Book Review]
    • Abstract: MacDonald, Catherine
      Review(s) of: Women and power in postconflict Africa, by Tripp, Aili Mari (2015), New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 292. ISBN 9781107535879.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Ethics and its discontents: Evidence from terrorism
           research in North-Eastern Nigeria
    • Abstract: Aghedo, Iro
      Terrorism and other forms of political violence have become a huge threat to human security, livelihoods and property in Nigeria in recent years. Though pervasive across the country, the North-East Geopolitical Zone has been the worst hit by insurgency since Nigeria's redemocratisation in 1999. This article examines the role of the researcher and their participants in areas affected by terrorism, and uses ethical principles as the framework of analysis. Following fieldwork-based experiential dilemmas in the terrorist environment (that is, where terrorists operate), this article argues that even though ethical principles are framed in general terms, their applicability is largely situational and contextdependent. Therefore, this article argues for a pragmatic situational ethical framework that gives 'voice' to respondents in North-Eastern Nigeria and similar terrorist environments.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Beyond minimisation of personal healthcare financing
           risks: An ethnographic study of motivations for joining Ghana's health
           insurance scheme in Daakye district
    • Abstract: Adusei-Asante, Kwadwo
      This article discusses the manner in which local contexts influence people to join health insurance schemes. The text is based on an ethnographic study that explored the modes of use of Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Daakye District, Ghana. The content is drawn from the author's Master of Anthropology thesis and the themes that emerged from participant observation and interviews with thirty respondents. Five reasons why people joined the NHIS in the research locality are presented. The findings show that 1) the prevailing sociocultural realities of Daakye District - where individuals saw themselves as being part of families, with socio-economic obligations - influenced how the local people received and used the NHIS; 2) people bought health insurance policies to minimise the healthcare financial risks for themselves and their families and other strategic reasons and 3) the conceptual framing of Ghana's NHIS policy was biased towards the individual rather than families. The study recommends a review of the individual focus of the NHIS to improve its cost effectiveness and operational efficiencies.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Why South Sudan's problems stem from the abuse of
           sovereignty: The case for co-governance
    • Abstract: Makinda, Samuel
      The continuing political crisis in South Sudan has been explained almost exclusively in terms of internal power dynamics. This article goes beyond the domestic focus and examines the manner in which the imbroglio has exposed weaknesses in South Sudan's sovereign statehood. It argues that it was the failure to uphold empirical and popular sovereignty that, in part, precipitated the problem. Therefore, it suggests that a resolution ought to involve a re-examination of the relationship between popular, empirical and juridical sovereignty. This article posits that a renegotiation of South Sudan's sovereignty, involving co-governance, would deliver good governance, strengthen economic management, facilitate state-building, and enhance regional security.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Somali oral poetry and the failed she-camel nation
           state: A critical discourse analysis of the Deelley poetry debate
           (1979-1980) [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Ahad, Ali Mumin
      Review(s) of: Somali oral poetry and the failed she-camel nation state: A critical discourse analysis of the Deelley poetry debate (1979-1980), by Ahad, 2015.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Human security in Africa
    • Abstract: Lyons, Tanya
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - The last blank spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Chan, Stephen
      Review(s) of: The last blank spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia, by Dane Kennedy, Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2013, 353pp, ISBN 9780674048478.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - The fante and the transatlantic slave trade [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Mends, Siegfried
      Review(s) of: The fante and the transatlantic slave trade, by Rebecca Shumway, Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2011, 246 pp, ISBN 9781580463911.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - The great African land grab?: Agricultural investments
           and the global food system [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Fura, Gashahun L
      Review(s) of: The great African land grab?: Agricultural investments and the global food system, by Lorenzo Cotula, London and New York: Zed Books, 2013, 248 pp, ISBN 9781780323114.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Multiethnic coalitions in Africa: Business financing
           of opposition election campaigns [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Wilkins, Sam
      Review(s) of: Multiethnic coalitions in Africa: Business financing of opposition election campaigns, by Leonardo R. Arriola, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, 324 pp, 9781107605435.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Elites, coercion and collective goods a rational
           choice explanation of variations in violence in East Africa (Uganda,
           Tanzania and Zanzibar) [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Okello, Stephen
      Review(s) of: Elites, coercion and collective goods a rational choice explanation of variations in violence in East Africa (Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar), by Stefan Blum, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2011, 245pp, ISBN 9783832960148.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Nairobi half life
    • Abstract: Balaton-Chrimes, Samantha
      Review(s) of: Nairobi half life, by David 'Tosh; Gitonga (Director), 2012.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Al-Shabaab in Somalia. The history and ideology of a
           militant Islamist group, 2005-2012 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Menkhaus, Ken
      Review(s) of: Al-Shabaab in Somalia. The history and ideology of a militant Islamist group, 2005-2012, by Stig Jarle Hansen, London: Hurst and Company, 2013, 195 pp, ISBN 9781849042505.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - "We should eat it wisely, in a good way": Knowledge,
           perceptions and understanding of childhood obesity and overweight among
           Sudanese refugee parents in South Australia
    • Abstract: Mude, William; Burgess, Teresa; Mwanri, Lillian
      Childhood obesity is a significant global problem, acknowledged to be a determinant of multiple chronic conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and psychosocial problems. International evidence points to the children of migrant populations as being at high risk, with socio-economic, environmental and cultural factors all implicated as determinants of obesity. A significant number of young Sudanese families have settled in Australia but, to date, there has been minimal research into this problem in the Australian context. From within the community there are growing concerns about how to stop obesity and chronic disease from becoming issues. This research was aimed at exploring understandings of childhood obesity and overweight among Sudanese refugee parents resettled in Adelaide, South Australia. A qualitative approach was used, with data collected through face-toface interviews. Interview data were transcribed, coded and analysed thematically. Participants demonstrated their understanding that there are multiple and complex determinants of childhood obesity. They identified issues such as food access, the quality of available food, the role of parents, physical inactivity and features of local environments as specific issues for the Sudanese community in South Australia.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - South Sudanese Dinka customary law in comparison with
           Australian family law: Legal implications for Dinka families
    • Abstract: Juuk, Buol
      Customary laws are considered to be social norms that have become recognised through a shared understanding of rights and obligations. Essentially, these laws are not recognised by a legal body but rather are constructed informally, through customary practice. Therefore, their implications are not constitutionalised but are instead imposed through loss of reputation and status, rather than by virtue of fundamental requirements of the law. In South Sudan, marriage, divorce and child custody are not in a sphere of institutional control, by either church or state. This article aims to compare the legal system of Australian family law with South Sudanese Dinka customary law, highlighting the implications faced by the Dinka community with respect to marriage, divorce and child custody in Australia. In particular, this article will explore marriage in Dinka customary law as compared to marriage in Australian family law system; discuss divorce in Dinka customary law in comparison with divorce in the Australian family law system; and examine the differences with regard to child custody. This article argues that the differences between the Australian family legal system and the South Sudanese Dinka customary legal system present challenges and difficulties for both sides in terms of: the concept of marriage; the validity of marriage; approaches to divorce; and child custody.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - '[In Australia] what comes first are the women, then
           children, cats, dogs, followed by men': Exploring accounts of gender
           relations by men from the Horn of Africa
    • Abstract: Muchoki, Samuel M
      This article reports on the experiences associated with a shift in gender relations for men with refugee backgrounds from Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea in Melbourne, Australia. The findings are drawn from the author's PhD research project. Upon settlement, participants reported experiencing new ways of organising gender relations that differed significantly from those of their previous societies. They believed that women were in a privileged position in Australia and, as a result, they viewed themselves and other men in general as victims of Australian gender arrangements. This article provides an overview of how gender relations are organised in the Horn of Africa and in Australia and uses this framework to contextualise participants' accounts of their own experiences. The article demonstrates that participants' interpretations of their situation in Australia affected the way the approached the organisation of their intimate lives.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Media framing of violence against Tanzanians with
           albinism in the great lakes region: A matter of culture, crime, poverty
           and human rights
    • Abstract: Burke, Jean
      This article discusses the coverage and portrayal of violent attacks against people with albinism, in Swahili and English news media in Tanzania between 2008 and 2012. Violence in the Great Lakes district of East and Central Africa surrounding Lake Victoria appears to be driven by traditional 'witchdoctors' and carried out by contract killers to meet a market for albino body parts, in a context of superstitious beliefs about albinism, economic inequity and continued poverty. A content analysis revealed that media coverage of the violent attacks was most commonly framed in terms of criminal activity and shameful cultural practices - reflecting sourcing from court and police reports and politicians' statements - but also as a socio-economic phenomenon and an issue of human rights. These interpretative frames highlight the complexity of the violence, the debate over its causes, and the need for multiple levels of solution. Although the violent attacks are seen as shameful, Tanzanian media provides public space for people to debate and shape knowledge about the impact of cultural and economic development on disadvantaged persons with albinism. This article commends the value of further interdisciplinary and international research to understand and respond to similar phenomena affecting vulnerable groups throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - A qualitative study of impressions and experiences of
           HIV in Zimbabwe
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Stephen
      The HIV epidemic, in Southern Africa in particular, has taken a significant toll on individuals, families and communities. In Zimbabwe this human tragedy has occurred in the context of an ongoing economic and political crisis that has constrained health service delivery and further complicated HIV care. This complex socio-political landscape constitutes the backdrop to this study's exploration of the impact of HIV on people who live in the high population density areas of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. In order to explore the social dynamics of HIV I conducted qualitative semi-structured interviews with sixty people in 2010. In this article I draw on these interviews to examine how traditional and religious interpretations of illness, as well as the historical roots of the epidemic and deep-rooted structural inequalities, have shaped the experience of the virus and HIV-related stigma. The intersections between sexuality, disease and culture indicated that there was a shift in attitudes, particularly with regards to patriarchal notions of sexuality and gender among the participants. Furthermore, the study reveals how the spiritualisation of disease and the gendered mediation of HIV have shaped the uptake of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and other forms of biomedical technologies. Finally, I note how grassroots social activists have contested and re-framed the HIV narrative through advocacy and informal and formal activism in ways that have vindicated the rights of people living with, and affected by, HIV.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Corporate responsibility and development in
           post-apartheid South Africa
    • Abstract: Bishop, Joanna; Binns, Tony
      In the years following the abolition of apartheid in South Africa, the newly-elected African National Congress (ANC) government implemented a number of strategies in an effort to address the inequalities of the past. The Reconstruction and Development (RDP) programme, championed by Nelson Mandela in 1994, placed emphasis on community-based Local Economic Development (LED) strategies as an alternative to top-down development strategies and as a way to empower individuals and communities at the grassroots level. Whilst some LED initiatives have succeeded, many have failed to achieve sustainability and South Africa still has high levels of poverty, inequality and unemployment. In recent years, greater attention has been given to the involvement of the private sector in development initiatives, and this has come at a time when many companies are concerned with presenting a good image in their business operations, particularly in poor countries. Increasing concern about Corporate Responsibility (CR) and, in particular, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has led to the increasing involvement of businesses in a number of community-based enterprises in South Africa. This article examines three such development initiatives and the networks and processes involved, and assesses the role of CSR in achieving both business success and community upliftment.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:37:53 GMT
       
 
 
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