Events

Past Events

African Studies Seminar: Capitalist development and political institutions in Tanzania: Explaining variation in party cohesion and legislative power

Thursday, 15 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

The Tanzanian Bunge was long judged one of the weakest parliaments in a region where the legislature is often dismissed as a “sideshow”. Yet between 2005 and 2015, Bunge repeatedly forced then President Jakaya Kikwete to reshuffle his cabinet following corruption probes.

Speaker(s): 
Michaela Collord (University of Oxford)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Ambivalence, Ambiguity and Alienation: Making Sense of 'Tension' in North India

Tuesday, 13 February, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

How can we understand 'tension', the experience of rigidity that often underpins systemic structures of domination, epistemic violence as well as physical aggression in South Asia?

Speaker(s): 
Raphael Susewind (KCL)

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