Africa Yearbook Volume 17

Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2020

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The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on African-European relations. While the articles have thorough academic quality, the Yearbook is mainly oriented to the requirements of a large range of target groups: students, politicians, diplomats, administrators, journalists, teachers, practitioners in the field of development aid as well as business people.

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Albert K. Awedoba, (FGA) Ph.D. (1985) in Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, is Professor at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. His research interests include health issues, ethnographic study of reproductive health and family planning (Ga-Accra); understanding the Kasena of Northern Ghana and Burkina Faso through their oral literature genres; Kasem grammar and phonology; chieftaincy, governance and development; understanding gift exchange and corruption in Ghana; Northern Ghanaian conflicts and response mechanisms; primary school education in Ghana. He is a founding member of the Pan African Anthropological Association of which he was President (2004-5).

Benedikt Kamski, Ph.D. (2017) in Political Science, University of Freiburg, is a post-doctoral researcher at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute and political analyst based in Addis Ababa. His research focus is on Ethiopia’s development model, hydro-agricultural development, and politico-economic dynamics across the Horn of Africa. He is a founding member of the Omo-Turkana Research Network.

Andreas Mehler, Ph.D. (1993) in Political Science, University of Hamburg, is Director of the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute and Professor of Political Science at the University of Freiburg. He has published extensively on democratisation processes and violent conflicts in West and Central Africa. He is the initiator and currently President of the executive council of the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA).

David Sebudubudu, Ph.D. (2002) in Political Science, University of Leeds, is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at the University of Botswana. His research interests are in civil society, the state and democracy, political corruption, ethics and accountability, African politics, debates about development and the wider political economy, and has published widely in these areas.
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