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This long-awaited volume featuring contributions from top African international lawyers and voices from the continent critically explores the notion of international investment law from an African perspective. It does so by confronting some of the very hard questions with regard to the relationship between international investment and development that have either eluded or not been properly addressed in contemporary scholarships. After many years of popularity, investment treaties have recently caused increasing concern among States, most prominently for the unbalanced nature of their content, the often inadequate safeguard of the regulatory powers of the host State and the shortcomings of international investment arbitration. Some States have upgraded their investment treaties, others have revised their investment treaty model, and others have opted for facilitation agreements. This innovative monograph critically explores all these contentious issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Patrick Thornberry

Regional HR protection and indigenous groups 10 The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights; African perspectives on indigenous peoples The strictures of Special Rapporteur Alfonso Martinez concerning the concept of indigenous peoples in Africa and Asia will be recalled. His comments flag up the possibility that indigenousness raises difficult questions for African States, most of which are relatively recent beneficiaries of the decolonisation movement, and governed by indigenous political élites. African States, according to one author, represent a mixture

in Indigenous peoples and human rights
Abolition from ship to shore
Robert Burroughs

Bitter: The Ships that Stopped the Slave Trade (2008), significantly improves upon its forebears by retelling the rich anecdotal history of the West Africa Squadron in newly clear, chronological form. Rees makes particularly good use of the Sierra Leone Gazette in shedding new light on the early years of the pursuit, and pays much-required attention to African perspectives

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade
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Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu
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Makane Moïse Mbengue

‐Wong Cheung et al ., ‘ China’s Outward Direct Investment in Africa ’ ( 2012 ) 20 : 2 Review of International Economics 201 ; Dominic Dagbanja , ‘ The Limitation on Sovereign Regulatory Autonomy and Internationalization of Investment Protection by Treaty: An African Perspective ’ ( 2016 ) 60

in African perspectives in international investment law
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Taking stock, looking ahead
Joseph M. Hodge

other colonial powers began to reconsider their colonial empires’. 2 From a southern African perspective, however, as Makombe’s chapter reminds us, Portugal’s bolstering of settler colonialism doesn’t seem so out of step, nor does its emphasis on large-scale settlement schemes which other late colonial and early post-colonial states also sponsored across sub-Saharan Africa at the time

in Developing Africa
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External influences and continental shaping forces
Mary Farrell

origins and the objectives of this strategic partnership, the institutional architecture and the respective principal regional actors, and the challenges and limitations of the partnership. The fourth section identifies specific considerations from the African perspective, and considers the synergies between the inter-­regionalism of the JAES and the existing sub-­regional integration arrangements. The next section focuses upon the case of joint cooperation to develop the provision of infrastructure on the African continent, followed by a review of the Economic

in The European Union in Africa
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Clement Masakure

countless men and women who, for over a century, stood on the frontline of providing medical care to millions of Zimbabweans. I hope that my work will stimulate other under-researched issues within nursing history in Zimbabwe as well as within the Southern African region and beyond. The inclusion of such Southern African perspectives will broaden the scope of global nursing history. There are three major themes that require further research in Zimbabwe’s nursing history. These are gender, race and the role of professional nursing organisations. In Zimbabwe, as in the

in African nurses and everyday work in twentieth-century Zimbabwe
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Tim Woods

back against the empire’ (Ashcroft et al. 1989 ). So, for example, the well-known Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe’s early fiction sought to rewrite the African perspective of Nigeria after hundreds of years of colonial rule, in which people’s cultures, histories and religions were routinely denigrated and dismissed. Such novelists present the missing or excluded cultural histories of their

in African pasts
The 1980 Moscow boycott through contemporary Asian–African perspectives
Joseph Eaton

The 1980 Moscow boycott 203 11 Decentring US sports diplomacy: the 1980 Moscow boycott through contemporary Asian–African perspectives* Joseph Eaton The boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics is commonly described as having been a fiasco. The titles of books on the boycott tell of President Jimmy Carter’s failed response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan – Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War by Nicholas Evan Sarantakes (2010) – and the unfair treatment given athletes, denied their chance to compete at Moscow – Boycott

in Sport and diplomacy
The Manchester School, colonial and postcolonial transformations
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Anthropology after Gluckman places the intimate circle around Max Gluckman, his Manchester School, in the vanguard of modern social anthropology. The book discloses the School’s intense, argument-rich collaborations, developing beyond an original focus in south and central Africa. Where outsiders have seen dominating leadership by Gluckman, a common stock of problems, and much about conflict, Richard Werbner highlights how insiders were drawn to explore many new frontiers in fieldwork and in-depth, reflexive ethnography, because they themselves, in class and gender, ethnicity and national origins, were remarkably inclusive. Characteristically different anthropologists, their careers met the challenges of being a public intellectual, an international celebrity, an institutional good citizen, a social and political activist, an advocate of legal justice. Their living legacies are shown, for the first time, through interlinked social biography and intellectual history to reach broadly across politics, law, ritual, semiotics, development studies, comparative urbanism, social network analysis and mathematical sociology. Innovation – in research methods and techniques, in documenting people’s changing praxis and social relations, in comparative analysis and a destabilizing strategy of re-analysis within ethnography – became the School’s hallmark. Much of this exploration confronted troubling times in Africa, colonial and postcolonial, which put the anthropologists and their anthropological knowledge at risk. The resurgence of debate about decolonization makes the accounts of fierce, End of Empire argument and recent postcolonial anthropology all the more topical. The lessons, even in activism, for social scientists, teachers as well as graduate and undergraduate students are compelling for our own troubled times.