Western political scientists, regarding China as a nation-state like any other, commonly classify it as a 'party-state' and as 'authoritarian'. Yet China’s transition to modern statehood differed from that of almost every other post-imperial or ‘new’ nation on the planet. Drawing on new scholar
Oxford Chinese Studies Society: Conversation and book-signing with Dr Roh-suan Tung (Managing Director of Balestier Press) and Taiwanese writer Chiung-yu Shih.
Mr Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Zambia, presented a lunch seminar entitled “Is Britain Still Relevant to Africa?” at the African Studies Centre on Monday, 21 May.
Dr Nicolette Makovicky (REES) will be on the panel to discuss Dr Dace Dzenovska's new book 'School of Europeanness: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia’.
The event will be a panel discussion on the book and the themes it raises, with the participation of:
The historical proximity between the societies of the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa has in recent years been increasingly experienced as a relationship of growing insecurity.
CRISPIAN OLVER’S career as liberation activist, government bureaucrat and academic has been intimately involved in South Africa’s transition to democracy and state formation process.
The pastoral livestock trade in the Horn of Africa is highly dynamic. Animals are traded and moved within countries, across national borders and beyond the region for export – principally to the Middle East. The livestock trade is fluid, with changes in the direction of market flows.
No prior registration is required to attend the seminar, but masters and doctoral students are encouraged to sign up to the online list of graduates working on the Horn of Africa: http://goo.gl/qtv30E