The series features innovative and original research on African development from scholars both within and outside of Africa. It particularly promotes comparative and interdisciplinary research targeted at a global readership.
In terms of theory and method, rather than basing itself on any one orthodoxy, the series draws broadly on the tool kit of the social sciences in general, emphasizing comparison, the analysis of the structure and processes, and the application of qualitative and quantitative methods.
The series welcomes submissions from established and junior authors on cutting-edge and high-level research on key topics that feature in global news and public debate. To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).
International Law and the History of Resource Extraction in Africa Capital Accumulation and Underdevelopment, 1450-1918
Sustainable Development in Post-Pandemic Africa Effective Strategies for Resource Mobilization
Social Protection, Pastoralism and Resilience in Ethiopia Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa
By Isaac Kofi Biney, John Kwame Boateng, Paul G. Nixon
June 03, 2024
This book explores sustainable community development in Ghana post Covid-19, highlighting examples of how individuals facing extreme challenges have adapted to their changing circumstances. Through the voices of African researchers, it explores the different responses that local, subnational, and ...
By Raymond Kwun-Sun Lau
September 25, 2023
This book explores the relationship between the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and the International Criminal Court (ICC), challenging the assumption that they are always mutually reinforcing or complementary, and examining instead the many tensions which arise between the immediate imperative of ...
By George Forji Amin
September 22, 2023
This book investigates the historical economic and legal regimes that legitimated the resource extraction and exploitation of Africa between the 15th and 19th centuries and led to the continent’s trajectory of underdevelopment in the world system. The book interrogates the economic and legal ...
By Horman Chitonge
May 31, 2023
Industrial Policy and the Transformation of the Colonial Economy in Africa offers an in-depth analysis of the role industrial policy can play in the transformation of African economies. Using examples from Zambia’s industrial development experience, this book illustrates that core features of the ...
By Fred Eboko
May 31, 2023
Public Policy Lessons from the AIDS Response in Africa examines how the interplay between national state dynamics in Africa and the global political arena has shaped the global AIDS response, and in this context develops a framework for analysing public policy action more broadly in contemporary ...
By Aaron Alesane
December 30, 2022
This book assesses the role of microfinance in the construction of livelihoods for poverty reduction in the Northern Savannah of Ghana, analysing the current microfinance landscape and financial services in the region. The book analyses the current microfinance landscape and financial services in ...
By Mussie Delelegn Arega
November 30, 2022
This book examines how increasing Africa-China relations in the fields of trade, development finance and investment have impacted productive capacities and structural economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The book argues that statistical and empirical evidence shows that China’s ...
By Evans Osabuohien, Gbadebo Odularu, Daniel Ufua, Romanus Osabohien
November 09, 2022
This book investigates how African countries respond to socioeconomic shocks, drawing out lessons to help to inform future policy and development efforts. The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic affected all sectors of the economy, exposing substantial structural weaknesses and complexities ...
By Fred Olayele, Yiagadeesen Samy
October 21, 2022
With both domestic and external financing expected to dry up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this book argues that there is a need for fresh ideas and new strategies for achieving sustainable development in Africa. In addition to triggering the most severe recession in nearly a century, the ...
By Zeremariam Fre, Bereket Tsegay, Araya M. Teka, Nicole Kenton, John Livingstone
August 17, 2022
This book investigates the role of social protection amongst African pastoral and agro-pastoral communities, with a particular focus on Ethiopia. Based on rigorous empirical research, this book assesses the successes, failures, prospects and lessons learned from Africa’s largest social security ...
By Redie Bereketeab
August 01, 2022
This book critically interrogates the neoliberal peacebuilding and statebuilding model and proposes a popular progressive model centred around the lived realities of African societies. The neoliberal interventionist model assumed prominence and universal hegemony following the demise of state...
By Niamh Gaynor
June 02, 2022
This book investigates women’s political participation in Africa. Going beyond the formal institutions of electoral politics, it explores a range of spaces where everyday politics take place, at national and at local levels. In recent years there have been significant improvements in the number of ...