Archive for September, 2008



29 September 2008
New Journal on Law, Social Justice and Global Development

The first issue of LGD, Law, Social Justice and Global Development, a new electronic law journal published by Warwick University, is now available online.

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29 September 2008
Africa and the making of adjustment: How economists hijacked the Bank’s agenda

The failure of development reflects a crisis in the economic theory that has driven the policies that the World Bank has imposed since 1980. Development economist and professor of African studies Howard Stein examines the evolution of policy in the Bank, focusing on how economists became hegemonic. In this essay he details the origin of structural adjustment, tracing its roots back to a set of neoliberal economists who gained influence at the Bank in the late 1970s.

Filed under: ACAS Review (Bulletin)
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24 September 2008
What next in South Africa

Jacob Zuma

Sean Jacobs (Concerned Africa Scholars co-chair), writes about the end of the Mbeki-era and its aftermath at The Guardian Online.

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24 September 2008
New Dictionary of African Biography

Oxford University Press and Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research have announced an ambitious new project, the Dictionary of African Biography, that will include 5,000 entries both online and in print editions. The General Editors of the project are two Harvard faculty, Henry Louis Gates and Emmanuel Akyeampong.

Filed under: Announcements



18 September 2008
Robert Mugabe’s Legacy

One of the legacies of that time – and a testament of the power of the nationalist narrative that African independence leaders embodied – is that few if any of Mugabe’s present Western critics publicly denounced these murders. Instead he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 1994 and honorary degrees from American universities. …read the rest

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5 September 2008
Time to end to U.S. HIV Travel Ban

Africa Action is calling on US citizens to help end the unfair US travel ban on persons with HIV.

Filed under: Action Alerts



2 September 2008
ACAS events at 2008 African Studies Annual Meeting


ACAS meets every year at the African Studies Association annual meeting. ACAS has four roundtables scheduled for the African Studies Association 2008 Annual Meeting with the theme “Knowledge of Africa: The Next Fifty Years” scheduled for November 13-16, 2008, in Chicago.

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