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African Coalitions and Global Economic Governance Cambridge University Press, 2016 [Cambridge] [Amazon] [Barnes and Noble] Abstract: The proliferation of international institutions with overlapping scope and authority over issue areas creates…

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Spring 2017 Courses

This Spring I will teach the following courses: Govt 155: International Politics, Tu/Th, 1:20 – 2:40 pm, PAC 107 While the overall framework for this class is the same as…

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My Post at New Security Beat






Most African states are more vulnerable and less prepared to address climate change challenges than the rest of the world. This observation is supported by a wide variety of sources, including […] Source: Africa’s Regional Powers Are Key to Climate Negotiations – But Will They Cooperate?

African Studies Courses at Wesleyan






While many offerings will take place this Spring, we do have a few courses offered this Fall, including: West African Dance I West African Dance II West African Music and Culture (Beginners) West African Music and Culture (Advanced) Africa in World Politics For some reason, several other courses are not yet listed online as African…

Africa and the Olympics






South Africa had a nice start to the Olympics as their football squad forced host Brazil to a draw in their first game. Meanwhile, Nigeria barely made it to its first football match, arriving in Rio just hours before playing Japan. It didn’t matter. Nigeria won 5-4. While most African countries have relatively small delegations,…

New Article: Africa’s Regional Powers and Climate Change Negotiations






Two pillars underpin Africa’s approach to climate change negotiations: One is the “African Common Position,” and the other is the development of a negotiating coalition for presenting that position. This report explores the roles that Africa’s regional powers—Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa—play in supporting this African approach. These regional powers do not share the…