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Presentations of African Political Economy Research

6 December 2012
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I wanted to share links to recent/upcoming conferences and workshops featuring new research in African Political Economy.

The African Studies Association held its annual meeting this past weekend in Philadelphia. Evan Lieberman was there, and has written about some of the interesting papers he saw given at the conference. The full conference program is posted online, but unfortunately, conference papers are not posted online for the public to view.

The third-ever meeting of the Midwest Group in African Political Economy (MGAPE) is being held this weekend at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, thanks to financial support via the Duke Africa Initiative. Papers are posted online. Here is the lineup:

  • Marc Bellemare & Christine Moser, “State and Power in Africa: Evidence from Madagascar”
  • Jennifer Brass & Mark O’Dell, “NGOs, Civil Society & Democratic Participation in Kenya”
  • Ryan Briggs, “The influence of foreign aid changes on incumbent advantage in Africa: Cross-national evidence”
  • Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz, “What Determines the Price of a Vote? Motive, Means, and Opportunity in Vote-Buying Practices”
  • Pamela Jagger & Gerald Shively, “Taxes and Bribes in Uganda”
  • Rachel Beatty Riedl & J. Tyler Dickovick, “Party Systems and Decentralization in Africa”

A sister group in the Boston area (B-WGAPE)  held their fall meeting in November. The papers (posted online) included were:

  • Chad Hazlet, “Angry or Weary? The Effect of Personal Violence on Attitudes Towards Peace in Darfur”
  • Brett Carter, “Expanding the Governing Coalition: “Unite and Rule”, Loyalist Monitoring, and the Sorcery Masonic Lodge”
  • Mariaflavia Harari and Eliana La Ferrara, “Conflict, Climate and Cells: A Disaggregated Analysis”
  • James Long, “The Determinants of Ethnic Voting”
  • Marcella Alsan, “The Effect of the TseTse Fly on African Development”

There will also be a West Coast meeting of WGAPE soon, though the details and papers have not yet been posted online. I will share those papers with haba na haba readers once available.

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  1. 7 December 2012 10:19 am

    I was able to pop in at the Africa Studies Association’s meeting in Philly to hear Dr. Ian Dicks present his paper on witchcraft practices among the Yao people. As far as I know, there was another Malawi-based researcher there as well though I did not meet her. Let me know if you’d like to see Dr. Dick’s paper and I’ll try to get permission to forward it to you.

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