Review of African Political Economy
Rev Afr Polit Econ
The Review of African Political Economy has provided radical analysis and commentary on trends and issues in Africa since 1974. It has paid particular attention to class and gender analysis, and to marxist interpretations of change in Africa. The Review of African Political Economy remains especially concerned with the following: the problems of Africa's economic, political and intellectual marginalisation; the rationale for and imposition of 'free-market' development strategies, notably structural adjustment programmes, and with their social and political impact; the continuing existence of, and external support for, repressive and violent regimes and movements; the economic and political role of the African bourgeoisie; and questions of regional, national and community conflict. Of equal concern is the nature of popular response to these problems, and the examination of the actions needed to overcome them. Thus the Review of African Political Economy promotes and publishes analysis and debate on democratic struggles and grassroots movements; on the organisation and actions of women and other subordinate groups; and on popular resistance to repression and exploitation, including religious and cultural movements. The provision of an outlet for news and documents of such organisations and actions is viewed as important, and is achieved through our 'Debates' and 'Briefings' sections. We have expanded both our 'Book Reviews' section, which incorporates 'Book Notes', and our 'Bulletin Board' of short news items. Every June, we publish the ROAPE Review of Books which is a huge resource for scholars and activists alike.
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