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COP27 in Egypt: the archipelago of political and environmental lies

October 31, 2022

🦋 How elections stifle democracy in Kenya

October 28, 2022

Does the International Monetary Fund undermine human security?

August 5, 2022

Externalising refugee protection: less a vision than a mirage

May 9, 2022

Rwanda-UK refugee deal is an insult to Africa’s integration process

May 9, 2022
April 8, 2022

🌊 The sad state of democracy in Uganda and Rwanda

Hannah Muzee The new democratically oriented regimes that emerged in Rwanda and Uganda after the 1980s aspired to overcome postcolonial sectarianism. Those aspirations now appear largely to have receded, argue Hannah Muzee and Femi Mimiko, as both regimes have drifted into personalised politics and illiberal practices Read more
March 9, 2022

The challenges of gender integration in development

Joyce Wu Addressing gender inequality is a critical aspect of international development. So why has progress been so slow? Joyce Wu considers the roadblocks on the path of gender and development. Here, she focuses on institutional resistance, and suggests how to break it down Read more
March 8, 2022

Bicycles could ‘build back stronger’ post-Covid – but may have unintended consequences

Lyndsay Hayhurst Women and girls’ increased access to bicycles can support sustainable development, says the UN. Yet, write Lyndsay Hayhurst and Mitchell McSweeney, the bicycle may also exacerbate gender inequality Read more
December 3, 2021

The death of the federal state in Ghana – and the lessons for federalists everywhere

Dennis Penu How do federal states die? Dennis Penu looks at the case of Ghana, explaining that a federal state can die gradually rather than suddenly. In crisis situations such as the current pandemic, political forces can easily exploit such gradual change Read more
September 6, 2021

State disengagement as a response to low-level conflict

Joan Ricart-Huguet ways: by repressing their subjects, or conceding to their demands. Yet, write Joan Ricart-Huguet and Richard McAlexander, there is a third option. Weak states may use a strategy of state disengagement Read more

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