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Journal of Contemporary African Studies (JCAS)

The Journal of Contemporary African Studies (JCAS) is an interdisciplinary journal in the human sciences which seeks to promote a scholarly understanding of developments and change in Africa.

The journal focuses primarily on African and Third World Politics; African Studies; Area Studies; International Politics and Politics & International Relations. It is peer reviewed and has an international subscription.

JCAS is published four times a year (in January, April, July and October) by Routledge, Taylor& Francis Ltd in the United Kingdom. The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) retains sole responsibility for the selection of material, editing and editorial policy of the journal. Copyright in the title and content and ownership is vested in the Institute.

The journal caters to an ever growing audience, and has produced the following special issues so far:

  • Undoing Independence: Regionalism and the Reincorporation of Transkei into South Africa, edited by Andrew Donaldson, Julia Segar and Roger Southall (Vol. 11, No. 2, 1992)
  • The Politics of Identity, edited by Pat MacAllister and John Sharp (Vol. 15, No. 1, 1997)
  • South Africa in Transition (Vol. 16, No. 1, 1998);
  • Livelihood, Linkages and Policy Parodoxes, guest edited by Leslie Bank and Deborah Bryceson (Vol. 19, No. 1, 2001);
  • Limits to Liberation in Southern Africa, guest edited by Henning Melber (Vol.21, No. 2, 2003);
  • The War on Terror in the Sahara, guest edited by Ann McDougall (Vol. 25, No. 1, 2007);
  • Security in West Africa, guest edited by Paul Williams and Jurgen Haacke (Vol. 26, No. 2, 2008);
  • Political Economies of Displacement in Southern Africa, guest edited by Amanda Hammar and Graeme Rogers (Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008);
  • Kenya’s Uncertain Democracy: The Electoral Crisis of 2008, edited by Peter Kagwanja and Roger Southall (Vol. 27, No. 3, 2009);
  • Somalia: State Collapse, Terrorism and Piracy, guest edited by Brian Hesse (Vol. 3, No. 28, 2010);
  • Nigeria at Fifty, guest edited by Ebenezer Obadare and Wale Adebwanwi (Vol. 28, No. 4, 2010);
  • China’s Rise in Africa: Beyond the Headlines, guest edited by Dominik Kopinski, Andrzej Polus and Ian Taylor (Vol. 29, No. 2, 2011);
  • Heritage Management and Tourism in Africa, guest edited by Rosabelle Boswell and David O’Kane (Vol. 29, No. 4, 2011); and
  • Progress in Zimbabwe, guest edited by David Moore (Vol. 30, No. 1, 2012)
  • Mining and Urbanisation in Africa, guest edited by Deborah Bryceson and Danny MacKinnon (Vol 30, No. 4, 2012)
  • Social Movements and Political Change in Africa, guest edited by Tom Lodge, Rachel Ibreck and Ciara McCorley (Vol 31, No 2, 2013).

Editorial correspondence, including manuscripts for submission, should be sent to:

Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa.

Contributions may also be submitted electronically to: editorjcas@ru.ac.za

Editorial board 

Chief Editor:

Fred Hendricks - Dean Emeritus, Rhodes University, South Africa

Co-Editors:

Wale Adebanwi - African American & African Studies, University of California Davis, USA

Shahida Elbaz - Arab and African Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt  

Godwin Murunga - Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Editorial Committee:

David Fryer - Department of Economics, Rhodes University, South Africa

Kirk Helliker - Unit of Zimbabwean Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa

Siphokazi Magadla - Political and International Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa

Sally Matthews - Department of Political Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa

Paul Maylam - Department of History, Rhodes University, South Africa

Greg Ruiters - School of Government, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Robert van Niekerk - Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University, South Africa

Book Reviews Editor:

Siphokazi Magadla - Political and International Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa

Copy Editor:

Jamie Alexander - Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University, South Africa

Editorial Board:

Sola Akinrinade - Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Bruce Baker - African Studies Centre, Coventry University, UK

William Beinart - St Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, UK

Dickson Eyoh - Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada

Bill Freund - University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Brian J. Hesse - Northwest Missouri State University, USA

Gilbert Khadiagala - Department of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Tshidiso Maloka - African Institute of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Zibani Maundeni - Political and Administrative Studies, University of Botswana, Gaborone

Basile Nijo - Department of Anthropology, University of Douala, Cameroon

Vishnu Padayachee - Centre for Social and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Deborah Posel - University of Cape Town, South Africa

Oliver Saasa - Institute of African Studies, University of Zambia, Zambia

Issa Shivji - Mwalimu Nyerere Professor of Pan African Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Roger Southall - Department of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Gizachew Tiruneh - Department of Political Science, University of Central Arkansas, USA

 

Further details can be found on the journal’s Taylor & Francis website: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cjca

 

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