The Africa Governance Papers (TAGP) is an independent, interdisciplinary peer-review research journal published by Good Governance Africa (GGA).

TAGP is a online, peer-reviewed, academic journal with three main aims:

(1) to provide a unique publishing platform for African researchers on issues relating to governance in Africa, and particularly to foster an African-based approach to research;

(2) to equip policymakers with evidence-based research on governance-related issues that enables them to build capable state structures and to enable meaningful citizen participation in governance; and

(3) to support and reflect GGA’s role as a research organisation.


TAGP is now hosted by Ebsco, the worldwide database that is home thousands of the world’s best research journals. This means that the journal is now widely available for consultation at many of the world’s leading universities and research institutions. Through TAGP’s affiliation with Ebsco, authors publishing with us get maximum exposure to a global audience of researchers in their fields.

Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022): One world, many knowledges: Epistemological pluralism and African scholarship

Welcome to the second issue of The Africa Governance Papers, an academic, peer-review research journal published by Good Governance Africa. The theme of this issue is “One world, many knowledges: Epistemological pluralism and African scholarship". Epistemological pluralism is a major theme of thinking about research in the African context, for good reason. African governance currently – and indeed, in the foreseeable future – is facing challenges that require a wide range of research insight and, consequently, of epistemologies and their associated methodologies to be effective. The articles, reviews and commentary in this issue reflect something of the journal’s multi- and interdisciplinary ambitions, employing as they do a range of research methodologies; they explore very different topics in Lesotho, Zimbabwe and South Africa, as well as broader-ranging issues in West Africa and the continent. As an interdisciplinary journal, we hope to see pluralist epistemological approaches to governance scholarship further developed in the coming issues. 


Published: 02.11.2022

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Important note for all contributors: submissions format

Please note that TAGP uses the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition referencing style.

Details of the APA 7th edition referencing style can be found at the APA site.

In outline, APA 7th edition uses footnotes within the page, and only for additional information relevant to the text. References are included in a References section at the end of the article, which includes only those items referred to in the text.