Saturday, 17 September 2011

African Arguments

African Arguments is hosted by the Royal African Society and the Social Science Research Council. This online discussion forum was launched in 2009 as a multiblogging site to supplement the African Arguments book series, edited jointly by Alex de Waal and Richard Dowden. Published by Zed Books in the U.K. and Palgrave Macmillan in the U.S.A. it aims to offer online discussion of controversies facing Africa. These include politics, globalisation, terrorism and international security. The site covers both contemporary African events as they unfold, and develops debates on themes centrally important to an ever changing continent.

Each debate will consist of many individual ‘arguments’ – the first contribution being commissioned from an expert on the theme. Responses are then invited, and will be moderated by the editor.

The site currently has country-specific debates on Sudan and Zimbabwe, thematic discussions on development policy and Asian involvement in the continent, as well as a rolling news-based commentary on contemporary political affairs.

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