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Political Economies in Africa (2019_1_30_002)


African countries have recently experienced significant changes regarding political, economic, and social aspects. Rapid economic growth, increasing income gaps, democratization and active party politics, and outbreaks of armed conflict are only a few examples of the far-reaching social changes recently occurring in Africa. An understanding of these changes is essential not only for academic interests but also for effective policy formulation, and The Africa Report, published by the IDE in Japan since 1985, has been one of a few academic journals publishing academic papers and brief reports via a referee system in Japan. To continue the delivery of reliable analysis for today’s Africa, this project aims to publish The Africa Report online journal through an editorial committee working toward the collection, refereeing, editing, and publication of articles.


April 2019 - March 2020

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Fukunishi Takahiro
[ Co-researcher ] Kodama Yuka
[ Co-researcher ] Aminaka Akiyo
[ Co-researcher ] Kishi Mayumi
[ Co-researcher ] Sato Chizuko
[ Co-researcher ] Makino Kumiko
[ Co-researcher ] Tsubura Machiko
[ Co-researcher ] Sato Akira
[ Co-researcher ] Takeuchi Shinichi
[ Co-researcher ] Tsuda Miwa
  • Africa Report