Accra: November, 2017 - ROAPE
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Accra: November, 2017

Accra: November, 2017

ROAPE is organising a series of three workshop on radical political economy. The first was held in Accra, 13-14 November, 2017. The second is in Dar es Salaam in April and the final meeting will be in Johannesburg in September 2018. The workshops link analysis and activism in contemporary Africa from the perspective of radical political economy.

  • In the latest blogpost on the ROAPE/Third World Network workshop in Accra, Elisa Greco argues that uncovering and documenting rural and urban struggles which often do not make the headlines is one of the key tasks of activist-intellectuals. Analysing the contradictions internal to these struggles, she argues, requires a ruthless analysis of their internal contradictions and necessitates a sustained optimism of the will....

  • Reporting on the recent ROAPE workshop, Laura Mann writes that capitalism is a moving target. In its current globalised and financialised form, capitalism has a tendency to extract value not just from labour but from the broader long-term health of host economies, making societies the world over profoundly troubled. ...

  • Continuing our series from the ROAPE/TWN workshop in Accra, Andy Wynne writes that the global environmental crisis and its impact on Africa must be central to our agenda of radical political and economic transformation on the continent....

  • At last week’s ROAPE and TWN (Third World Network Africa) workshop in Accra, sixty activists and activist-researchers came together to discuss radical political economy and structural transformation in Africa. Given the recent, tumultuous events in Zimbabwe, we begin by posting short interviews filmed in Accra by ROAPE’s Peter Dwyer with Tafadzwa Choto and ROAPE’s Laura Mann interviewing Munyaradzi Gwisai. ...

  • ROAPE and Third World Network-Africa's workshop in Accra in November 2017 had about sixty participants, and gave us the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas in a reasonably small gathering. We believe that we are some way towards crafting a preliminary agenda for radical political economy on the continent, and drawing into the journal (and website) researchers and activists. We have included here some photos of the workshop. ...