Moral dimensions of economic life workshop, Cologne, November

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Subject: Call for abstracts: up to 2 fully funded places – Moral dimensions of economic life workshop in Cologne, November

Dear all,

Please see this CfP. We can fully fund up to two more scholars, to
complement the already existing list of speakers:

In addition to a number of scholars that have already been invited for the
Cologne event, the GSSC has made funds available for the invitation of up
to two more scholars. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.
Scholars based in African universities and research institutions are
particularly encouraged to apply and an effort will be made to support
their participation.If you are interested, please send your title, author’s
information and abstract (max. 500 words) to by 7
September. The authors of the accepted proposals will receive a
notification within 10 days and full papers (about 6.000 words) will be
expected by 22 October. We would be pleased if you could kindly share this
call widely with colleagues. We very much look forward to your proposals.’

Journal Article on ‘Women’s Movement for Gender Quotas in Nigeria and Ghana’,

Women’s Movement for Gender Quotas in Nigeria and Ghana

Ronke I. Ako-Nai, Babatunde F. Obamamoye

Publication year:

Publication type:
Journal article

Find this publication at:
Modern Africa: Politics, History and Society

Ronke I. Ako-Nai and Babatunde F. Obamamoye, ‘Women’s Movement for Gender Quotas in Nigeria and Ghana’, Modern Africa: Politics, History and Society, 6(1) 2018: 61-84.

‘The third wave of the international women’s movement expressly broadened the focus of women’s activism to incorporate the clamour for more political representation of women. Within the confines of the struggle, women in Nigeria and Ghana have initiated a movement for gender quotas that will improve their inclusion in decision-making processes. However, there is a paucity of scholarly work on the patterns and precipitating factors of the movement in the context of both states. Against this background, this article draws on interview data to examine the comparative dynamics of the women’s movement for gender quotas in Nigeria and Ghana. It specifically offers explanations of why and how women channel their struggle for political emancipation in both states.’


  • Ronke I. Ako-Nai Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Babatunde F. Obamamoye. Doctoral student at the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University, Australia. Although currently on study leave, he is equally an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His current research interests centre on regional security, regional security cooperation and trans-border terrorist violence.

In conversation with Sisonke Msimang

In conversation with Sisonke Msimang

Tue. 4 September 2018

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Molonglo Theatre, Crawford School

132 Lennox Crossing

Australian National University

Acton, ACT 2601


Sisonke Msimang will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh MP on Sisonke’s new book, Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home. The vote of thanks will be given by the South African High Commissioner, Her Excellency Ms Beryl Rose Sisulu.

Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. Always Another Country is the story of a young girl’s path to womanhood-a journey that took her from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia. This is a coming-of-age memoir with no holds barred honesty.”

Sisonke Msimang was born and raised in Zambia, Kenya and Canada before studying in the US.

This event is free. For more information and to register, go to

Africa in Transition Conference Sydney

The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific

: Governance, Society and Culture
41st AFSAAP Annual Conference
University of New South Wales, Sydney,
November 21st – 23rd 2018
Deadline for abstracts extended August 1st
Conference Convener: Dr. Anne Bartlett UNSW (Sydney)

Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS AFSAAP 2018 – Deadline for Abstracts AUGUST 1 (Extended)

NSW – 2018