2019

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IFG 2 Public Lecture Series: Elite Power-sharing, Political Instability and the Allocation of Ministerial Posts in Africa, Speaker: Daniel Wigmore-Shepherd, University of Sussex

Abstract

How do political events and factors influence the composition of senior government elites? This presentation uses a newly created African Cabinet Political Elite Dataset (ACPED) to demonstrate how political factors such as regime strength or economic growth, along with key events such as elections or mass protest, exert influence on how leaders or regimes compose the highest echelons of their government.

 

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Invitation to Public Lecture By Dr. Nauja Kleist and Dr. Mary Setrana ‘Should I go or should I stay?’ Exploring return migration and reintegration processes in Ghana

Nauja Kleist, Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark Mary Boatemaa Setrana, Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana

    

First Interdisciplinary Fellow Group at MIASA: Migration, Mobility and Forced Displacement

The first interdisciplinary fellow group (IFG) started its work at MIASA on Monday 4 February, 2019. Nine fellows from various universities in Africa and Europe (Ghana, Germany, South Africa, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and UK)  have come together on the University of Ghana campus in Legon-Accra to carry out research on the topic of migration, mobility and forced displacement for the next four months. The fellows work together in the beautiful, newly renovated bungalow on Legon Hill.

Intra-Regional Migration In Africa: Logics, Practices And Challenges Miasa, Network Point Sud And Centre For Migration Studies, University Of Ghana

Intra-regional migration in Africa – voluntarily or forced – is by far the most dominant form on the continent compared to African migration to Europe or other parts of the world. The history of migration in Africa dates back to pre-colonial times. The movement of people has always been at the centre of commercial exchanges before the colonial conquest. The valorization of the colonies perpetuated this “tradition”, drawing notably on a system of an “imported” workforce in the development poles created in Africa.