Volume 27.2 of our journal is now online

Image: Getty, Oleksii Liskonih
Image: Getty, Oleksii Liskonih

Volume 27.2 of our SAIIA Journal covers a number of diverse topics in governance and international relations in Africa, and includes a special section authored by African-based post-graduate students.

An array of topics is covered in this issue, beginning with an article on Brexit’s impact on UK-SA trade by Faizel Ismail and Jay Grunder. Regionally, Sanae Suzuki looks at the interventions by the AU and ECOWAS in West African conflicts while Samuel Oyewole looks at Africa’s military-security space capabilities. A selection of research from the 2019 UJ-Wits Postgraduate Student Conference is followed by five book reviews, including one on Africa and Global Health Governance, with key observations for this period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the full line-up of the issue, please see below:


Letter from the editor

By Martha Bridgman

Original articles

The future of SA-UK trade in a post-Brexit world

By Faizel Ismail and Jay Grunder

The quest for space capabilities and military security in Africa

By Samuel Oyewole

Exploring the roles of the AU and ECOWAS in West African conflicts

By Sanae Suzuki

Special section: A selection of research from the 2019 UJ-Wits Postgraduate Student Conference

The military and democratisation in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

By Enock Ndawana

Credible commitment and large dam development in sub-Saharan Africa

By Ekeminiabasi Eyita-Okon

(Re-engaging) the ‘tyranny’ of process in participatory development programming in Africa: Fadama in Nigeria as a case study

By Kingsley Stephen Orievulu

Book reviews

The Role of BRICS in Large-Scale Armed Conflict: Building a Multi-Polar World Order

Reviewed by Ian Taylor

Contemporary Africa and the Foreseeable World Order

Reviewed by Lesley Masters

Deglobalization 2.0: Trade and Openness During the Great Depression and the Great Recession

Reviewed by Mzukisi Qobo

Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy

Reviewed by Victoria Graham

Africa and Global Health Governance: Domestic Politics and International Structures

Reviewed by Tiago Tasca