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Changing of the guard? An anatomy of power within SWAPO of Namibia
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Oxford University Press (OUP) in English language
This article presents an anatomy of power relations and policymaking within the ranks of the former liberation movement South West African People's Organization (SWAPO) in Namibia. It summarizes the features of Namibia's dominant party state and argues that Namibia is a case of competitive authoritarian rule. Our analysis documents how the first generation of SWAPO activists, in exile after the early 1960s, has since independence in 1990 remained the most influential segment of the former anti-colonial movement. This continuity is personified in the country's&...
Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and Africa
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
Knowledge Production in Africa: -African studies: The ambiguity of ownership and originality - debate
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
.... Arowosegbe's article is a welcome invitation to reconsider African studies by reflecting on the dubious ambiguities of their ownership. While he dismisses Western hegemony, he also demands acknowledgement of the relevance of Western thought to the discipline. The latent tension and challenge to reconcile these demands are underlined by his parallel references to knowledge production in as well as on Africa without a further clarifying distinction......
South Africa's elections 2014: more than more of the same?
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
The African middle class(es) - in the middle of what?
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
This Briefing/Debate article critically engages with the middle class|phenomenon, which emerged as a prominent focus in|Development Studies a decade ago and has more recently also|become the subject of more informed African Studies, adding|necessary and more nuanced analysis.1 It critically examines the|background and assumptions of the debate, pointing out the lack|of class analysis, and suggests that the current focus still partly|distracts from the underlying issues.
The African middle class(es) - in the middle of what?
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
This Briefing/Debate article critically engages with the middle class|phenomenon, which emerged as a prominent focus in|Development Studies a decade ago and has more recently also|become the subject of more informed African Studies, adding|necessary and more nuanced analysis.1 It critically examines the|background and assumptions of the debate, pointing out the lack|of class analysis, and suggests that the current focus still partly|distracts from the underlying issues.
The African middle class(es) - in the middle of what?
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
This Briefing/Debate article critically engages with the middle class|phenomenon, which emerged as a prominent focus in|Development Studies a decade ago and has more recently also|become the subject of more informed African Studies, adding|necessary and more nuanced analysis.1 It critically examines the|background and assumptions of the debate, pointing out the lack|of class analysis, and suggests that the current focus still partly|distracts from the underlying issues.
The African middle class(es) - in the middle of what?
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
This Briefing/Debate article critically engages with the middle class|phenomenon, which emerged as a prominent focus in|Development Studies a decade ago and has more recently also|become the subject of more informed African Studies, adding|necessary and more nuanced analysis.1 It critically examines the|background and assumptions of the debate, pointing out the lack|of class analysis, and suggests that the current focus still partly|distracts from the underlying issues.
Mission Impossible: Hammarskjöld and the UN Mandate for the Congo (1960?1961)
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
The Congo's independence in 1960 was followed by unrest, intervention by Belgian troops, and the secession of the Katanga province. The United Nations Security Council authorized Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld to send a peacekeeping force to support the Congolese government, but with the proviso not to interfere in domestic politics. This contradiction created a mission impossible. Conflicting interpretations of the mandate were complicated by the member states' geostrategic interests at the height of the Cold War. The mandate that Hammarskjöld had boldly secured w...
Peace and Development in Africa.
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language