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This blogpost by Meera Sabaratnam is based on her recent book 'Decolonising Intervention: International Statebuilding in Mozambique', which argues that by challenging forms of received wisdom or analysis one may challenge the unjust distributions of power that underpin them. Sabaratnam challenges the Eurocentric habits of analysis have characterised much of the literature on international statebuilding, that focuses principally on the interveners while obscuring the interpretations and viewpoints of the intended recipients of intervention...

In a scathing appraisal of Liberia’s president ahead of elections in October, Robtel Neajai Pailey and Korto Reeves Williams argue that the over-glorification of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as a feminist icon is deeply troubling. Sirleaf’s 12-year presidency has actually served the interests of a small, elite group of women and men in politics and upheld long-standing patriarchal norms in Liberia....

ROAPE's Hannah Cross introduces the new special issue on women, which deepens our understanding of women’s mobilisations in Africa and elsewhere. It also urges attention to gender relations in the analysis of contestations over land, labour, political rights and other forms of protest....

In the fifth installment of Radical Agendas in South Africa, Jacklyn Cock sees the building blocks of eco-socialism, food sovereignty, energy democracy, transformational feminism and environmental justice, gaining momentum. New social forms, she writes, are emerging around these ideas that embody fragments of a vision of an alternative post-capitalist future....

In the forth essay in the series Radical Agendas in South Africa, writer and academic Shireen Hassim writes that economic policy debates simply pay lip-service to the gendered forms of production and reproduction, leaving these connections to be made by the small number of overburdened feminist activists. It is a rare event when there is attention to gender dimensions of inequality in the writings of the male left....