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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: B-2-03
Political Economy in Contemporary Africa


African countries have recently undergone drastic changes in all of their political, economic, and social aspects. Rapid economic growth, increasing economic disparity, democratization, active party politics, and outbreaks of armed conflict are only a few of the far-reaching social changes that have occurred in Africa. A deep understanding of these changes is necessary not only for academic interests but also for setting forth appropriate policies. Aimed at providing accurate information on and reliable analytical perspectives for today’s Africa, this research project actively delivers its results through the web-magazine ‘Africa Report’.


April 2014 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] TAKEUCHI Shinichi
[ Co-researchers ] SATO Akira
[ Co-researchers ] TSUDA Miwa
[ Co-researchers ] KODAMA Yuka
[ Co-researchers ] MAKINO Kumiko
[ Co-researchers ] FUKUNISHI Takahiro
[ Co-researchers ] KISHI Mayumi (IDE Library)


  • Africa Report