Journal of Modern African Studies

Papers
(The median citation count of Journal of Modern African Studies is 0. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
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Decolonising African Studies?17
Africa's liberation generation17
Biometric identification technologies and the Ghanaian ‘data revolution’14
Ghana's petroleum industry: expectations, frustrations and anger in coastal communities13
From donor darling to beyond aid? Public perceptions of ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’11
People who run African affairs: staffing and recruitment in the African Union Commission9
A green transition in South Africa? Sociotechnical experimentation in the Atlantis Special Economic Zone8
Intimate crimes: heroin and the rise of amaphara in South Africa7
How people appraise their government: corruption perception of police and political legitimacy in Africa6
Researching Africa and the offshore world6
The Pentecostal prosperity gospel in Nigeria: paradoxes of corruption and inequality6
Big Man or Boogey Man? The concept of the Big Man in political science6
Recite the last bylaw: chiefs and child marriage reform in Malawi6
Regime cycles and political change in African autocracies6
‘Win-win’ contested: negotiating the privatisation of Africa's Freedom Railway with the ‘Chinese of today’5
Unravelling the adoption of youth quotas in African hybrid regimes: evidence from Morocco5
Medium-scale commercial agriculture in Zimbabwe: the experience of A2 resettlement farms5
South African Afrophobia in local and continental contexts5
Corruption and the impact of law enforcement: insights from a mixed-methods study in Malawi4
Financing political parties in Africa: the case of Zimbabwe4
Anticipatory tribalism: accusatory politics in the ‘New Gambia’4
Commissions of inquiry and pathways to accountability in Plateau State, Nigeria4
Populist parties shifting the political discourse? A case study of the Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa4
Telling ruins: the afterlives of an early post-independence development intervention in Lake Victoria, Tanzania3
Cameroon's relations toward Nigeria: a foreign policy of pragmatism3
Push, pull and push-back to land certification: regional dynamics in pilot certification projects in Côte d'Ivoire3
Building one's own house: power and escape for Ethiopian women through international migration3
Russia's return to Africa: a comparative study of Egypt, Algeria and Morocco3
Frictional interactions on Women, Peace and Security in Mali2
Framing illegal artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the Ghanaian media during the #StopGalamsey campaign2
‘A Game of Pain’: youth marginalisation and the gangs of Freetown2
Recycled rhetoric: examining continuities in political rhetoric as a resilience strategy in pre-independence and post-genocide Rwanda2
Taxation in Namibia: an everyday political practice without deliberation and influence2
Why Africans tolerate income inequality2
Government–donor relations in Sierra Leone: who is in the driving seat?2
Migration aspirations from a youth perspective: focus groups with returnees and youth in Mali2
Cabo Verde and the MCA foreign aid programme2
Keeping Ebola at bay: public authority and ceremonial competence in rural Sierra Leone2
Locked in, logged out: pandemic and ride-hailing in South Africa and Kenya2
When decentralisation undermines representation: ethnic exclusion and state ownership in DR Congo's new provinces1
Corporate land acquisitions at the intersection of lineage and patronage networks in Cameroon1
Ethnic favouritism in Kenyan education reconsidered: when a picture is worth more than a thousand regressions1
‘This democracy is killing us’: perceptions of rights and democracy in the South African Police Service1
Why do different cultures form and persist? Learning from the case of Makerere University1
Reshaping the reach of the state: the politics of teacher payment reform in the DR Congo1
Somalia's evolving political market place: from famine and humanitarian crisis to permanent precarity1
‘Once a combatant, always a combatant’? Revisiting assumptions about Liberian former combatant networks1
Media influence on public policy in Kenya1
Explaining region creation conflicts in Ghana1
Mediating bureaucrats: embedded economic action in the Mozambican sugar industry1
Presence through absence? Understanding the role of capital in the African Human Rights Action Plan1
Actors, bricolage, and translation in education policy: a case study from Ghana1
Political Leadership in Africa: leaders and development south of the Sahara by Giovanni Carbone & Alessandro Pellegata Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. 386. $99.99 (hbk).1
The figure of the abducted Acholi girl: nation-building, gender, and children born into the LRA in Uganda1
Lagos in life: placing cities in lived experience1
Surviving revolution and democratisation: the Sudan armed forces, state fragility and security competition1
Economic signals of ethnicity and voting in Africa: analysis of the correlation between agricultural subsectors and ethnicity in Kenya1
Post-conflict initiatives and the exclusion of conflict-affected young people in northern Uganda1
Practices of development assistance and climate change mitigation in reshaping the Mozambican REDD+ strategy1
The politics of the Hajj organisation in Senegal: security, legitimation and clientelism1
Renting in the informal city: the role of dignity in upgrading backyard dwellings in Cape Town, South Africa0
‘Land back to the people or not?’ The variable pathways of civic mobilisation against land grabs in rural Sierra Leone0
Revisiting EU–Africa Relations in a Changing World edited by Valeria Fargion & Mamoudou Gazibo Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2021. Pp. 304. $155 (hbk).0
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Horn, Sahel and Rift: fault-lines of the African jihad by Stig Jarle Hansen London: Hurst Publishers, 2019. Pp. 330. £25.00 (hbk).0
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From dependence to conviviality: unaccompanied youth and host communities at the Zimbabwean–South African borderland0
Good Governance in Nigeria: rethinking accountability and transparency in the twenty-first century by Portia Roelofs Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023. Pp. xix+335. US$99.99 (hbk).0
Women and the Rwandan gacaca courts: gender, genocide and justice0
The Cape Radicals: intellectual and political thought of the New Era Fellowship, 1930s to 1960s by Crain Soudien Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2019. Pp. 213. $30 (pbk)0
Inclusive Trade in Africa: the African Continental Free Trade Area in comparative perspective edited by David Luke and Jamie MacLeod. London: Routledge, 2019. Pp. 208. £120.00 (hbk).0
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Innovating Development Strategies in Africa: the role of international, national and regional actors by Landry Signé Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. 232. $105 (pbk).0
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Helen Kimble, 1925–20190
African regionalism, economic nationalism and the contested politics of social purpose: the East African Community and the ‘new developmentalism’0
Regime Threats and State Solutions: bureaucratic loyalty and embeddedness in Kenya by Mai Hassan Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. 308. Price: $105 (hbk).0
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Arbitrary States: social control and modern authoritarianism in Museveni's Uganda by Rebecca Tapscott Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. Pp. 256. $100 (hbk).0
Historical Dictionary of Niger (Fifth Edition) by Rahmane Idrissa. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. Pp. 642. $140 (hbk), $133 (eBook).0
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The legislature as political control: change and continuity in Cameroon's National Assembly (1973–2019)0
Inside African Politics (second edition) by Kevin C. Dunn and Pierre Englebert Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2019. Pp. 477. $35 (pbk).0
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France's Wars in Chad: military intervention and decolonization in Africa by Nathaniel K. Powell Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. Pp. 336. $99.99 (hbk).0
Political trust and informal traders in African cities0
Whites and Democracy in South Africa by Roger Southall Woodbridge: James Currey, 2022. Pp. 2700
A History of West Central Africa to 1850 by John K. Thornton Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. 365. $29.99 (pbk), $99.99 (hbk).0
Oil exploitation and food insecurity in Nigeria's Niger Delta0
Youth leadership for development: contradictions of Africa's growing leadership pipeline0
Street Sounds: listening to everyday life in modern Egypt by Ziad Fahmy Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2020. Pp. 312. $90 (hbk), $28 (pbk).0
For Money and Elders: ritual, sovereignty and the sacred in Kenya by Robert W. Blunt Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press, 2019. Pp. 216. $82.50 (hbk).0
The Digital Continent: placing Africa in planetary networks of work by Mohammad Amir Anwar and Mark Graham Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. Pp. xxvii + 260.0
Kenyan, Christian, Queer: religion, LGBT activism, and arts of resistance in Africa by Adriaan van Klinken University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019. Pp. 248. $89.95 (hbk) $290
‘The memory of persecution is in our blood’: documenting loyalties, identities and motivations to political action in the Ugandan Pentecostal Movement0
A History of the Present: a biography of Indian South Africans, 1994–2019 by Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019. Pp. 404. £56 (hbk).0
The Politics of Order in Informal Markets: how the state shapes private governance by Shelby Grossman Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. Pp. 200. $77 (hbk).0
China in Ethiopia: the long-term perspective by Aaron Tesfaye Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2020. Pp. 191, $95 (hbk).0
Contradictions of Democracy: vigilantism and rights in post-apartheid South Africa by Nicholas Rush Smith New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2019. Pp. 265. $99 (hbk), $29.95 (pbk).0
Divided by the Word: colonial encounters and the remaking of Zulu and Xhosa identities by Jochen S. Arndt Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022. Pp. 346. $45 (hbk).0
‘Assuming our place in the concert of nations’: Burundi as imagined in Pierre Nkurunziza's political speeches0
Searching for a New Kenya: Politics and Social Media on the Streets of Mombasa by Stephanie Diepeveen Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. Pp. 240. $110 (hbk).0
Liberation in theory and in practice: Ethiopia and its political modernities - Laying the Past to Rest by Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe London: Hurst, 2019. Pp. 355. - East Africa after Liberation by Jon0
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Power and the Presidency in Kenya: the Jomo Kenyatta years by Anaïs Angelo Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. 325. $99.99 (hbk).0
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Seeing Like a Citizen: decolonization, development, and the making of Kenya, 1945–1980 by Kara Moskowitz. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2019. Pp. 336. $80 (hbk) $34.95 (pbk).0
Fires of Gold: law, spirit, and sacrificial labor in Ghana by Lauren Coyle Rosen Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2020. Pp. 224. US$29.95 (pbk).0
Turkey and African agency: the role of Islam and commercialism in Turkey's Africa policy0
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Boundaries, Communities and State-Making in West Africa: the centrality of the margins by Paul Nugent Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Pp. 636. £29.99 (pbk).0
A tax by any other name? Conceptions of taxation and implications for research0
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Making Identity on the Swahili Coast: urban life, community, and belonging in Bagamoyo by Steven Fabian. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Pp. 368. $120 (hbk).0
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Judge, landlord, broker, watchman: assessing variation in chiefly duties and authority in the Ghana–Togo Borderlands0
Regional citizenship regimes from within: unpacking divergent perceptions of the ECOWAS citizenship regime0
The Women Went Radical: petition writing and the colonial state in southwestern Nigeria, 1900–1953 by Mutiat Titilope Oladejo Ibadan: Bookbuilders Editions Africa, 2018. Pp. 220. $30 (pbk).0
Learning Morality, Inequalities, and Faith: Christian and Muslim schools in Tanzania by Hansjörg Dilger Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. Pp. 226. $99.99 (hbk).0
Faith in Flux: Pentecostalism and mobility in rural Mozambique by Devaka Premawardhana Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. Pp. 232. $49.95 (hbk).0
The Split Time: Economic Philosophy for Human Flourishing in African Perspective by Nimi Wariboko Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2022. Pp. 240. $95 (hbk).0
Ambivalent: photography and visibility in African history edited by Patricia Hayes and Gary Minkley Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2019. Pp. 367. $36.95 (pbk).0
Military parade in Mali: understanding Malian politics through spectacle0
Domination Through Law: the internationalization of legal norms in postcolonial Africa by Mohamed Sesay Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. Pp. 226.0
‘Good Muslim, bad Muslim’ in Togo: religious minority identity construction amid a sociopolitical crisis (2017–2018)0
The Political Life of an Epidemic: cholera, crisis and citizenship in Zimbabwe by Simukai Chigudu Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. 230. $99 (hbk).0
Africa's Gene Revolution: genetically modified crops and the future of African agriculture by Matthew A. Schnurr Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2019. Pp. 336. $120 (hbk) $34.95 (pbk).0
Political Leadership in Africa: leaders and development south of the Sahara by Giovanni Carbone & Alessandro Pellegata Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. 386. $99.99 (hbk). – ERRATUM0
South Sudan's Injustice System: law and activism on the frontline by Rachel Ibreck London: Zed Books, 2019. Pp. 301. $25 (pbk).0
Powerful Prayer and the Political Praxis of Spiritual Warfare Devices by Abimbola A. Adelakun London: Rutgers University Press, 2023. Pp. 194. $125 (hbk) $34.95 (pbk).0
Understanding Modern Nigeria: ethnicity, democracy, and development by Toyin Falola Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. Pp. 672. £74.99 (hbk).0
Why time matters for understanding the ASM-LSM nexus in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo0
Political party ideology in Zambia: comparing the PF and the UPND on social welfare policies0
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Externalising migration control in Niger: the humanitarian–security nexus and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)0
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Constraining Dictatorship: from personalized rule to institutionalized regimes by Anne Meng Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. 278. $105 (hbk).0
The Politics of Poverty: policy-making and development in rural Tanzania by Felicitas Becker Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Pp. 381. $120 (hbk).0
Telling ruins: the afterlives of an early post-independence development intervention in Lake Victoria, Tanzania–ADDENDUM0
Nigeria and World War II, by Chima J. Korieh. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 310 pp, £29.66.0
The role of secondary school teachers in shaping a political culture of ethnicity and ethnic favouritism: the case of Kenya0
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The Security Arena in Africa: local order-making in the Central African Republic, Somaliland, and South Sudan by Tim Glawion Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. 272. $99.99 (hbk).0
The Value of Disorder: autonomy, prosperity and plunder in the Chadian Sahara by Julien Brachet & Judith Scheele Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Pp. 372. $120 (hbk).0
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A Tapestry of African Histories: with longer times and wider geopolitics edited by Nicholas K. Githuku Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021. Pp. 408. $125 (hbk).0
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Age of Concrete: housing and the shape of aspiration in the capital of Mozambique by David Morton Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2019. Pp. 336. $90 (hbk) $34.95 (pbk).0
Politics and Violence in Burundi: the language of truth in an emerging state by Aidan Russell Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Pp. 330. $99.99 (hbk).0
The politics of public land dispossession in Egypt: 1975–2011 and beyond0
Multiethnic Democracy: the logic of elections and policymaking in Kenya by Jeremy Horowitz Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. Pp. 224. $85 (hbk)0
Embodied Engineering: gendered labor, food security, and taste in twentieth century Mali by Laura Ann Twagira Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2021. Pp. 344. $64.00 (hbk).0
The Struggle for Land and Justice in Kenya by Ambreena Manji. London: James Currey, 2020. Pp. 224.0
The pitfalls of power sharing in a new democracy: the case of the National Party in South Africa0
Emergent Masculinities: Gendered Power and Social Change in the Biafran Atlantic Age by Ndubueze L. Mbah. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2019. Pp. 296.0
Citizenship as Political Lens: Laws, Loss, and Lived Experiences of Belonging in Africa - Citizenship in Africa: the law of belonging by Bronwen Manby Oxford: Hart, 2018. Pp. 416. $130 (hbk) $79.45 (p0
Historical Dictionary of Togo edited by Jennifer C. Seely and Samuel Decalo Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 4th edition, 2021. Pp. 467. $180 (hbk).0
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Global Trade and Cultural Authentication: The Kalabari of the Niger Delta edited by Joanne B. Eicher Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2022. Pp. 330. $30 (pbk)0
Abolition in Sierra Leone: re-building lives and identities in nineteenth-century West Africa by Richard Peter Anderson Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. 306. $99 (hbk).0
Oil extraction and the changing dynamics of pastoral conflicts: a conjoint experiment in Turkana, Kenya0
Market Encounters: consumer cultures in twentieth-century Ghana by Bianca Murillo Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2017. Pp. 232, $26 (pbk).0
Mennonites and Post-Colonial African Studies edited by John M. Janzen, Harold F. Miller & John C. Yoder London: Routledge, 2021. Pp. 316. $160.00 (hbk).0
Legislative Development in Africa: politics and postcolonial legacies by Ken Ochieng’ Opalo Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Pp. 294. $99.99 (hbk).0
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The problem with decolonisation: entanglements in the politics of knowledge0
South Korea's Engagement with Africa: a history of the relationship through multiple aspects edited by Yongkyu Chang Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. Pp. 216. £69.99 (hbk).0
Conservancies, rainfall anomalies and communal violence: subnational evidence from East Africa0
Explaining the (local) ethnic census: subnational variation in ethnic politics in Kenyan elections0
The Oxford Handbook of the African Sahel by Leonardo A. Villalón Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. Pp. 832. $165.00 (hbk).0
Revolutionary populism and democracy in Ghana0
Salafism and Political Order in Africa by Sebastian Elischer Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. Pp. 322. $89.99 (hbk) $29.99 (pbk).0
Conflict at the Edge of the African State. The ADF Rebel Group in the Congo-Uganda Borderland by Lindsay Scorgie Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2022.0
Powerful Frequencies: radio, state power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931–2002 by Marissa J. Moorman Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2019. Pp. 240. $80.00 (hbk); $32.95 (pbk).0
Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations, and the Decolonisation of Africa, by Henning Melber New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. Pp. 180, $39.95 (hbk).0
Kwame Nkrumah: visions of liberation by Jeffrey S. Ahlman Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2021. Pp. 240. $16.95 (pbk).0
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Professor Ian Taylor, 1969–2021: An Appreciation0
Affirmative action measures and electoral candidates’ positioning in Zambia0
Political Violence in Kenya: land, elections, and claim-making by Kathleen Klaus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. 372. $120 (hbk).0
The waxing and waning of ethnic boundaries: violence, peace and the ubwoko in Burundi0
Congo's Dancers: women and work in Kinshasa by Lesley Nicole Braun Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2023. Pp. xiii+201. US$79.95 (hbk).0
Undoing Coups: the African Union and post-coup intervention in Madagascar by Antonia Witt London: Zed Books, 2020. Pp. 296. $95 (hbk).0
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Mining and the scalar transformations of the state in the Democratic Republic of Congo0
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When do women win in legally plural systems? Evidence from Ghana and Senegal0
Revolutionary legality and the Burkinabè insurrection0
‘Resilience without development’ in a remote rural West African community: the case of Kayima, Sierra Leone0
Mohammed VI's Strategies for Moroccan Economic Development by Eva Sandberg and Seth Binder. Abingdon: Routledge, 2020. Pp. 146. $155 (hbk).0
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Failure to launch? The lack of populist attitudinal activation in the 2019 South African elections0
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Food Security and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa: agrarian questions in Egypt and Tunisia by Habib Ayeb and Ray Bush London: Anthem Press, 2019. Pp. 216. $125 (hbk).0
Roses from Kenya: labor, environment, and the global trade in cut flowers by Megan A. Styles Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2019. Pp. 254. $30 (pbk), $91.97 (hbk).0
Shari‘a, Inshallah: finding God in Somali legal politics by Mark Fathi Massoud Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. Pp. 391. £26.99 (pbk).0
A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the rise of the slave trade to the age of revolution by Toby Green Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2019. Pp. 640. $40 (hbk).0
Checking trust: observing social capital at the individual level0
Water, Life, and Profit: fluid economies and cultures of Niamey, Niger by Sara Beth Keough and Scott M. Youngstedt New York: Berghahn Books, 2019. Pp. 188. $135 (hbk).0
Authoritarian Africa: repression, resistance, and the power of ideas by Nic Cheeseman and Jonathan Fisher New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2020. Pp. xxxii + 144.0
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