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The Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) is pleased to announce the establishment of a small research grants competition for African scholars/activists based in Africa and pursuing a political economy agenda. This is a call for applications.

ROAPE is a refereed journal committed to encouraging high quality research and fostering excellence in the understanding of African political economy, and is listed in the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index. Published quarterly by Taylor & Francis for the ROAPE international collective, it has since 1974 provided radical analysis of trends, issues and social processes in Africa, adopting a broadly materialist interpretation of change. It has paid particular attention to the political economy of inequality, exploitation and oppression and struggles against them, whether driven by global forces or local ones such as class, race, community and gender. It sustains a critical analysis of the nature of power and the state in Africa in the context of capitalist globalisation. For more details about the journal and examples of published articles please go to www.roape.org.

The small grant competition is based on the premise that the shortage of funding for critical research is one of the problems faced by Africa-based scholars/activists wishing to carry forward a political economy agenda. In response to this, ROAPE is offering up to four  small research grants (each up to £3000). The process of selection of proposals, as well as their expected format, is outlined below.


cda_displayimageGGSJ researcher Jeff Handmaker has published a chapter in a book edited by Marielle Matthee, Brigit Toebes and Marcel Brus.

The chapter is entitled “In Search of a Human Face in the Middle East: Addressing Israeli Impunity for War Crimes“, forming part of a collection entitled Armed Conflict and International Law: In Search of the Human Face, published by T.M.C Asser Press and distributed by Springer. The book is a Liber Amicorum to honour the late Avril McDonald.


scoverijmbsInternational Journal of Migration and Border Studies

Call for Papers for Inaugural Issue

Submission deadline: 1 November, 2013

The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (IJMBS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its inaugural issue.

IJMBS aims to bring together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge and improve practice and methodologies in a broad range of issued related to migration and borders studies. Broadly speaking, it seeks to provide different perspectives to its readership ranging from exclusion to integration of permanent, temporary and irregular migrants as well as asylum seekers. Articles covering a large spectrum of topics addressing the development of international, transnational and national immigration policies viewed in a broad sense are welcome. What could be the best practices regarding inclusion? Which measure have exclusionary effects? Some examples of themes this journal intends to cover are listed below. More

International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.