Namibia

Scholarly Publications

New Is Not Yet Born: Conflict Resolution in Southern Africa, The

December 1994

In April 1994, black and white South Africans for the first time will vote for a nonracial government.

Africa's Scramble for Africa: Lessons of a Continental War

July 2000

The war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which began in August 1998, is unprecedented-at times involving armies from eight African states.

Training and Certifying "Unqualified" Teachers in Namibia

December 1998

This book provides multiple perspectives on reform within the Namibian education system during the first 5 years after independence.

News

Mobile Phone Diffusion and Corruption in Africa

July 2013

The explosion of mobile phones into a region that, until recently, was nearly devoid of telecommunications infrastructure provides a valuable opportunity to explore the potential effects of...

Events

Proliferating Markets: the Transnational Trade in Uranium from Africa

February 5, 2009

Gabrielle Hecht is Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan.  Her first book, The Radiance of France:  Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II (MIT 1998), won...

Explaining Vote Choice in Africa's Emerging Democracies

May 5, 2009

In this paper, we study the voting behavior of Africans in seven countries currently ranked as "free" by Freedom House International.

Seize the Day, Seize the Data: Tech-Enabled Moments of Opportunity in Closed Societies

September 30, 2010

The abrupt fall of an authoritarian regime often surprises the world with apparent suddenness.  Given the right moment of opportunity, skillfully applied pressure can prove a thuggish regime...