Recent books

Other publications

Members of the department publish in a wide range of journals and other publications. Please see individual researchers’ pages for more information on our recent publications. Some of the recent highlights include: 

  • John Onokwai (2020) Political economy of Nigeria–South Africa foreign direct investment relations and challenges of the manufacturing sector in Nigeria, 1999–2017, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 38:3, 331-347
  • Magadla S. (2020) Theorizing African Women and Girls in Combat. In: Yacob-Haliso O., Falola T. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of African Women's Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. Available here.
  • Lock, Etienne. (2020). NIGERIA: UNDERSTANDING BOKO HARAM. Conflict Studies Quarterly. 72-86. 10.24193/csq.30.4. Available here.
  • Díaz Pabón, F. (2020). Right-wing populism and the mainstreaming of protests: The case of Colombia. Spanish Journal of Sociology / Revista Española De Sociología29(3 - Sup2), 169-177. Available here.
  • Chipaike R, Marufu E. Chinese Construction Companies and the Question of Labour Rights in Zimbabwe. Journal of Asian and African Studies. 2020;55(8):1163-1175. Available here.
  • Acharya, A. (2020). The Myth of the “Civilization State”: Rising Powers and the Cultural Challenge to World Order. Ethics & International Affairs, 34(2), 139-156. Available here
  • Sally Matthews (2020) Reviewing the South African Political Studies Curriculum: Evaluating Responses to Calls for Decolonisation, Politikon.Available here.
  • Amitav, A and Plesch,D (2020) The United Nations: Managing and Reshaping a Changing World Order, (20) 221-235. Available here
  • Acharya,A, Estevadeordal,A, Goodman,LW (2019) Reshaping Global Order in the 21st Century:G-Plus Leadership in a Multiplex World. Available here.
  • Magadla, S. and Cornell, N. (2019) The foreign policy legacies of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane: Institutionalising Pan-Africanist visions and economic diplomacy. South African Foreign Policy Review: Foreign Policy, Change and the Zuma Years Vol.3. Pretoria: African Institute of South Africa.
  • Jordaan, E. (2019) South Africa and Civil and Political Rights on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Global Governance, 25(1):171-197. Available here.
  • Jordaan, E. (2019) Elephants in the Room: Botswana and the United Nations Universal Period Review. Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 37(1): 42-62. Available here.
  • Chiwandire, D. and Vincent, L. (2019) Funding mechanisms to foster inclusion in higher education institutions for students with disabilities: a critical appraisal. African Journal of Disability 8:1-12. Available here.
  • Chipaike, R. and Bischoff, P. (2018) A Challenge to Conventional Wisdom: Locating Agency in Angola’s and Ghana’s Economic Engagements with China. Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 53(7) 1002–1017. Available here.
  • Matthews, S. (2018) Confronting the Colonial Library: Teaching Political Studies Amidst Calls for a Decolonised Curriculum, Politikon, 45:1, 48-65, DOI: 10.1080/02589346.2018.1418204. Available here
  • Grace Ese-osa Idahosa & Louise Vincent (2018) Strategic competence and agency: individuals overcoming barriers to change in South African higher education, Third World Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2018.1535273. Available here
  • Munyuki, C. and L. Vincent. 2018. Strangers "at Home": Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Students’ strategies for Resisting Heteronormativity in University Residence Life. South African Journal of Higher Education, 32(3):64-80. Available here
  • Matthews, S. (2017) Colonised minds? Post-development theory and the desirability of development in Africa, Third World Quarterly, 38(12): 2650-2663. Available here
  • Chiwandire, D and L. Vincent. 2017. ‘Wheelchair users, access and exclusion in South African higher education’. African Journal of Disability. 6(0), a353. Available here
  • Jordaan, E. 2017. The emerging middle power concept: Time to say goodbye? South African Journal of International Affairs, 24(3): 395-412. Available here.  
  • Magadla, S. 2016. Women combatants and the liberation movements in South Africa: Guerrilla girls, combative mothers and the in-betweeners. In Gender, Peace and Security in Africa, edited by R. Sigsworth and C. Hendricks. New York: Routledge.

Other News


  • "On Thursday, 20 February 2020, students and academics of Rhodes University attended the Vice-Chancellor’s 2018 Teaching Award Lecture by Dr Siphokazi Magadla, titled “Tragicomic hope, nokuzinza as black matriarchal inheritance”. More on the story here