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How the BRICS Exert Influence in the Global Politics of Development

How the BRICS Exert Influence in the Global Politics of Development

The strategies BRICS countries use to cement their rising economic position depend on their particular circumstances and national economic and political characteristics

Review Article – The BRICs and International Relations

Review Article – The BRICs and International Relations

These two academically rigorous books serve as valuable guides to the relations among BRICs and provide engaging analyses on their impact on international order.

Faustian Pacts and the War beneath My Feet

Faustian Pacts and the War beneath My Feet

As quickly as mining shafts were sealed in Johannesburg they have been re-opened and worked by a new generation of illegal miners run by gangs.

Sacred Cows and the Idea of Political Economy in Southern Africa

Sacred Cows and the Idea of Political Economy in Southern Africa

South African politics must move beyond narrow thinking and recognise political economy as a tool not only for sound analysis, but also for good policy-making.

The Developing World’s Tragic Engagement with Microcredit

The Developing World’s Tragic Engagement with Microcredit

The microcredit model has tragically failed. Governments now need to establish community-based financial institutions that can promote sustainable pro-poor development.

BRICS’s New Institutions and Their Impact on International Political Economy

BRICS’s New Institutions and Their Impact on International Political Economy

Where the challenge lies for the Golden Billion is in the form and method of decision-taking and new model of cooperation founded on mutual respect and support.

The BRICS’ Economic Institutions and International Politics

The BRICS’ Economic Institutions and International Politics

The new institutions of the BRICS signal a new reality in international politics that corresponds to the unique multipolar moment of power and ideas.

Review – Diamonds

Review – Diamonds

Smillie’s study of the modern diamond industry contains valuable insights into Africa’s diamond wars, but has major knowledge gaps that undermine its ultimate utility.

South Africa’s 2014 Elections: A Signpost Rather than a Turning Point

South Africa’s 2014 Elections: A Signpost Rather than a Turning Point

The number of opposition voices in south Africa has grown, the “liberation dividend” that the ruling ANC received is waning, and the Zuma government is mired in scandal.

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy for African and International Politics

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy for African and International Politics

Mandela was exemplary in using his moral stature, his forthright manner, and skills in interpersonal persuasion to help settle conflicts outside his own country.

Can Social Media Sustain a Revolution?

Can Social Media Sustain a Revolution?

Has a focus on social media in the revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East distracted us from an engaged understanding of the underlying causes of these uprisings?

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