Browsing Research Articles (Political Sciences) by Subject "Africa"

Browsing Research Articles (Political Sciences) by Subject "Africa"

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  • Melber, Henning (German Institute of Global and Area Studies, 2013)
    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released its 22nd Human Development Report (HDR) for 2013 worldwide on 14 March of that year (quoted as UNDP 2013). Published annually since 1990 almost uninterruptedly, ...
  • Kitipov, Julian Kossev (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2012-05)
    Since the end of the Cold War, the notion of regionalism in Africa has undergone, and is still undergoing, a process of transformation that includes reassessing its role, capabilities and design. However, the slow pace of ...
  • Zondi, Siphamandla (University of Pretoria, Department of Political Science, 2017)
    At the heart of the conundrum of regional integration in Africa is the very conceptual basis of the idea and its agendas. In southern Africa, the agenda has for decades been about fighting poverty and enabling a good ...
  • Melber, Henning (Routledge, 2012-03)
    Once upon a time there was a Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), who was elected into office during the Cold War era because the big powers believed he was just a humble servant to their interests. They were ...
  • Melber, Henning (SUNMeDIA, 2017)
    This essay contextualises forms of mass violence and genocide in a historical perspective since the era of enlightenment. Western modernity and its notion of civilisation domesticated and colonised at home and abroad. ...
  • Połońska-Kimunguyi, Eva; Kimunguyi, Patrick (Routledge, 2017)
    As Britain prepares to leave the European Union after the popular vote of June 2016, the government is embarking on the revision of foreign policy. Boris Johnson, or ‘just Boris’, has been entrusted with forging the new ...
  • Fioramonti, Lorenzo; Mattheis, Frank (Wiley, 2016-05)
    Most visibly since 2002, with the establishment of the African Union (AU), there have been indications that Africa may be following in Europe’s footsteps in the process of regional integration. But is it really so? This ...
  • De Villiers, Shirley (Routledge, 2015-03)
    Violent conflict escalated in Africa in 2014, with five sub-Saharan states – the Central African Republic (CAR), Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan – accounting for an estimated 75% of all conflict-related deaths ...
  • Fioramonti, Lorenzo; Kimunguyi, Patrick (Routledge, 2011-03)
    Europe has been the privileged economic and political partner of Africa, but more recently China has increased its foothold in Africa through important financial investments and trade agreements. Against this backdrop, ...
  • Melber, Henning (Routledge, 2013-09)
    Africa was for a long time considered to be Europe’s backyard. This situation since the turn of the century has changed considerably. With new actors pursuing their own economic interests, mainly representing the growing ...
  • Pienaar, L.E. (Lyle Eugene) (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2008-05)
    This article aims to describe past and present state sponsorship of international terrorism in Africa. Firstly, it commences by exploring the differences between terrorism, international terrorism and state-sponsored ...
  • Vickers, Brendan (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2012-05)
    Climate and trade issues lie at the intersection of two of the world's most contested multilateral negotiations--the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the World Trade Organisation's Doha Round. With ...
  • Odendaal, Andries; Africa, Sandy; Nathan, Laurie; Schoeman, Maxi; Kilpert, Di (Centre for Mediation in Africa. University of Pretoria, 2013-03)
    In his 2012 report on mediation, the UN Secretary-General notes a growing trend to recognize the ability of national mediators to lead mediation in intra-state conflict. This article explores the feasibility of national ...
  • Melber, Henning (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
    The EADI General Conference 2014 under the title “Responsible Development in a Polycentric World. Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes” happened to be more mainstream than maybe anticipated at the time when the ...