Africa Now is published in association with Nordic Africa Institute.

Featuring high-quality, original research from leading academics and researchers, Africa Now – published in association with the internationally respected Nordic Africa Institute – addresses the big issues confronting Africa today. Wide-ranging in its scope, Africa Now engages with the critical political, economic, sociological and development debates affecting the continent, shedding new light on pressing concerns.

The Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) is a centre for research, documentation and information on modern Africa. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, the Institute is dedicated to providing timely, critical and alternative research and analysis of Africa and to co-operation with African researchers. As a hub and a meeting place for a growing field of research and analysis the Institute strives to put knowledge of African issues within reach for scholars, policy makers, politicians, media, students and the general public.

Titles in series

Gendered institutions and women’s political representation in Africa

From participation to transformation

Diana Højlund Madsen

Invisibility in African Displacements

From Marginalization to Strategies of Avoidance

Edited by Jesper Bjarnesen and Simon Turner

Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

State Policy and Smallholder Farming

Edited by Atakilte Beyene

Violence in African Elections

Between Democracy and Big Man Politics

Edited by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs and Jesper Bjarnesen

Private Security in Africa

From the Global Assemblage to the Everyday

Edited by Paul Higate and Mats Utas

Warlord Democrats in Africa

Ex-Military Leaders and Electoral Politics

Edited by Anders Themnér

The Rise of Africa's Middle Class

Myths, Realities and Critical Engagements

Edited by Henning Melber

Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa

Development without Democracy

Edited by Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens

The Future of African Peace Operations

From the Janjaweed to Boko Haram

Edited by Cedric De Coning, Linnéa Gelot, and John Karlsrud

South Africa, Settler Colonialism and the Failures of Liberal Democracy

Thiven Reddy

Africa's Return Migrants

The New Developers?

Edited by Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz


The Struggle for a New Constitutional Order

Edited by Godwin R. Murunga, Duncan Okello, and Anders Sjogren

Africa's World Trade

Informal Economies and Globalization from Below

Margaret C. Lee

Diasporas, Development and Peacemaking in the Horn of Africa

Edited by Liisa Laakso and Petri Hautaniemi

Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa

From the Margins to the Centre

Mary Njeri Kinyanjui

Displacement Economies in Africa

Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity

Edited by Amanda Hammar

Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa

The Impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Investments

Edited by Renu Modi and Fantu Cheru

Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War?

Perceptions, Prescriptions, Problems in the Congo and Beyond

Maria Eriksson Baaz and Maria Stern

Zimbabwe's Fast Track Land Reform

Prosper B. Matondi

African Conflicts and Informal Power

Big Men and Networks

Edited by Mats Utas

Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa

Edited by Prosper B. Matondi, Kjell Havnevik and Atakilte Beyene

Child Migration in Africa

Iman Hashim and Dorte Thorsen

Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta

Managing the Complex Politics of Petro-violence

Edited by Cyril Obi and Siri Aas Rustad

Africa's Informal Workers

Collective Agency, Alliances and Transnational Organizing in Urban Africa

Edited by Ilda Lindell
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