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Political Economy Tag

The Review of African Political Economy is looking for two affiliates to join the journal’s Editorial Working Group for a year starting from January 2021. We are particularly interested in applications from activists in the African diaspora who have a passion and a focus on Africa’s politics, history, and economics....

Walter Rodney’s influence on radical political economy and history, on subjects that continue to be of central importance to the Review of African Political Economy, is immense. To mark the continued vibrancy of his ideas and work, roape.net is hosting an on-going debate on Walter Rodney’s legacy....

ROAPE believes that our times are radical, and we need to radicalise with them in theory and practice - we have been attempting to do this. We inform our readers and supporters that in order to return revived and refreshed to the struggles we have been covering, ROAPE will be pausing activities in August on journal production and the website and social media....

ROAPE’s Tunde Zack-Williams discusses the extraordinary Black Lives Matter movement in the context of African studies and the radical left. For those of us who work, research and study in the narrow discipline of ‘African studies’, including in ROAPE, we need to break down the disciplinary barriers between continents and people - we make a number of relevant key texts from our archive available below the blogpost....

In an introduction to a special issue in ROAPE (free to access – see link below), based on our workshop in Johannesburg, Peter Dwyer argues that a radical academic journal must provide activists with a platform to get their stories and experience to a much wider audience. In the context of the economic crisis triggered by Covid-19, and an emerging global movement, this is more urgent than ever.  ...

The Review of African Political Economy ]announces a small research grants competition for African scholars and/or activists based in Africa. The competition is based on the premise that a shortage of funding for critical research is one of the problems faced by Africa-based scholars and activists wishing to carry forward a radical political economy agenda....

ROAPE’s Jörg Wiegratz introduces a special issue on economic fraud in capitalist Africa. He encourages us to delve deeply into a critical analysis of fraud, its causes, characteristics, and repercussions, in the context of the long history of the relationship between capitalism and economic crime on the continent. This week we will publish two further blogs in our series on economic trickery, fraud and crime in Africa....