Education

How diverse is your reading list? (Probably not very…)

The dominance of scholars from the global North is widespread, and this extends to the student curriculum. Data on reading lists shows large authorial imbalances, which has consequences for the methodological tools available in research and allows dominant paradigms in disciplines to remain unchallenged.

This article is part of the #CitingAfrica podcast series.

Students have long recognised that their reading lists […]

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    African and Development Studies: Scholarship in need of its own replication crisis

African and Development Studies: Scholarship in need of its own replication crisis

By exploring the decolonisation of knowledge production in African and Development Studies, Laura Mann delved into the global North-South divide and academia’s need for a crisis of replication, uncovering the ways in which current systems reinforce the status quo towards poor scholarship.

This article is part of the #CitingAfrica podcast series.

A few years ago, I read about the replication crisis rocking […]

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    #PfalReflections : Watch out world, we are coming for everything !

#PfalReflections : Watch out world, we are coming for everything !

Nomonde Ndwalaza describes the Programme for African Leadership (PFAL) Forum in Mombasa, Kenya in one word: Lit!

This year’s Programme for African Leadership (PFAL) Forum – which saw old and new PFAL-ers converge to Mombasa, Kenya for three days was a great way to close off what has been an incredibly challenging and affirming year at the London School of Economics […]

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    The Global Marginalisation of the African Academy from an African Perspective

The Global Marginalisation of the African Academy from an African Perspective

Charles Ogeno calls for an expansion in capacity-building programmes as a way of addressing the resource inequality which is at the heart of the decolonising the academy debates.

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series, part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development. 

With a theme of “Shifting Boundaries and Knowledge Production,” the Africa in the World […]

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    More funding for education alone will not solve unemployment #AfricaAtWork

More funding for education alone will not solve unemployment #AfricaAtWork

Maudo Jallow calls for an overhaul in education, creating instead a new model that is socially inclusive and more likely to improve the life of the masses.

There is a renewed focus on the importance of allocating funds into Africa’s education systems to suit the changing job market in Africa, and while this is welcome, experts argue that an overhaul […]

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    Wakanda, Afrofuturism, and Decolonizing International Relations Scholarship

Wakanda, Afrofuturism, and Decolonizing International Relations Scholarship

As the highly-anticipated film Black Panther is released in cinemas, Yolande Bouka discusses Afrofuturism tugs firmly on black memory, recalling the role of Africans in contemporary International Relations. 

Next week, Marvel Studios will release one of its most anticipated films in the studio’s ten-year history. Black Panther, set in the fictional Wakanda, a vibranium resource-rich and technologically advanced African country, has shattered records by […]

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    Book review: The Oromo and the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia 1300 – 1700 by Mohammed Hassen (2017)

Book review: The Oromo and the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia 1300 – 1700 by Mohammed Hassen (2017)

Aleksander Engeskaug says this book is an important contribution to the field of Oromo studies but also to the contemporary discourse on the Oromo people and their place in modern day Ethiopia.

Mohammed Hassen’s recent book The Oromo and the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia 1300 – 1700 is an account of the historical, social, and economic interactions between the Oromo […]

Capitalism: A Moving Target for Radical Political Economy

Laura Mann shares insights from the ROAPE-TWN conference in Accra, Ghana in November 2017.

Recently the Review of African Political Economy teamed up with Third World Network in Accra, Ghana to host a three day workshop on critical political economy and structural transformation in Africa today. This event was the first of a series that ROAPE will be co-organising over the course of the […]

Decolonising Development Studies

Tin Hinane El Kadi explores the debates and questions around decolonising development studies.

Global calls for decolonisation in higher education have spread over recent years. The Rhodes Must Fall campaign has called for statues of the imperialist Cecil Rhodes to be torn down at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and the University of Oxford in the UK. This decolonisation initiative […]

Transformative Research: is it the way forward for Africa?

A growing number of policymakers, researchers and funding bodies have gotten excited about transformative research on Africa. Transformative research, they claim, may support progress towards economic, social and environmental sustainability in Africa and may enhance the participation of local actors in development research and cooperation. This may happen, if we actually knew what transformative research meant and how best […]

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