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.

Vol. 1 No. 1 (2021): Dimensions of freedom and governance: past, present, future

Welcome to the first issue of The Africa Governance Papers, an academic, peer-review research journal published by Good Governance Africa. The theme of this first issue is “Dimensions of freedom and self-governance: Past, present, future”. This is intended to allow the inclusion of articles reflecting on broadly philosophical issues that relate to governance. The issue includes contributions on decolonialising borders in Africa; on the threated loss of community and social capital in Chilonga in Zimbabwe due to the predations of elites; on the need for ethical governance of the South African state’s intelligence structures; on the arguments involved in articulating the new institutionalism in the African context; on the transitional politics in Angola and their implications for the future; and on erstwhile dictator Robert Mugabe’s character and will to power.



Published: 05.11.2021

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