STREAM: The Political Economy of Development in Africa: The politics of economic and social transformation

STREAM: The Political Economy of Development in Africa: The politics of economic and social transformation

The stream would invite papers and panels studying the political economy of African countries. At the ASAUK 2016, Lindsay Whitfield organised a stream including a number of scholars working on the Political economy of development in Africa.  This stream would build on the platform established at ASAUK 2016 and hope to cement a space for discussion on the political economy of development in Africa at future ASAs. The ASAUK 2016 stream included panels such as the politics of growth and the new productivism, the political economy of natural resource investments, the political economy of large-scale energy investments, industrial policies for industrialization, African-owned firms in new export sectors, state and party capitalism, the politics of financial regulation, the political economy of investment and transition in African agriculture and agrarian capitalists in Africa.

The stream would invite panels on any of those topics or others including:

1) Political Settlements and their impact on economic/social outcomes

2) State-Business Relations

3) The politics of value-addition in African countries and the politics of global value chains, production networks, commodity chains

4) The political economy of banking sectors in Africa

5) The Political economy of urban transformation

6) The political economy of renewable energy transformations in Africa

If you have any queries or suggestions please contact Pritsh Behuria (pritishbehuria@gmail.com). For panel and paper submissions please follow the instructions on the website  http://www.asauk.net/call-for-papers-and-panels-asauk-2018-now-open/ 

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