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  Volume 55, Number 1, April 2012

Table of Contents

From the Editors

p. IV

Gender, Justice, and the Environment: Connecting the Dots

pp. 1-12

ASR Focus: The Political Economy of Democratic Reform in Kenya


pp. 13-14

Land and the Quest for a Democratic State in Kenya: Bringing Citizens Back In

pp. 15-30

The Political Economy of Reforms in Kenya: The Post-2007 Election Violence and a New Constitution

pp. 31-51

Reform and Political Impunity in Kenya: Transparency without Accountability

pp. 53-74

Land Conflict and Distributive Politics in Kenya

pp. 75-103

ASR Forum: Decolonization in the Congo (DRC)— Fifty Years Later

Introduction: Decolonization in the Congo (DRC)—Fifty Years Later

pp. 105-108

The Congo’s Independence Struggle Viewed Fifty Years Later

pp. 109-115

The Structural Roots of the DRC’s Current Disasters: Deep Dilemmas

pp. 117-121

External Economic Exploitation in the DRC: 1990–2005

pp. 123-130

The Continuing Process of Decolonization in the Congo: Fifty Years Later

pp. 131-141

China in Ethiopia: Diplomacy and Economics of Sino-optimism

pp. 143-160

Changing Strategies in Marketing Kenya’s Tourist Art: From Ethnic Brands to Fair Trade Labels

pp. 161-190


On the Somalia Dilemma: Adding Layers of Complexity to an Already Complex Emergency

pp. 191-195

In Memoriam

Ivan Karp: August 27, 1943–September 17, 2011

pp. 197-204

Review Essay

The Sudans in the Twenty-First Century

pp. 205-210

Book Reviews

Anthropology and Sociology

Whiteness in Zimbabwe: Race, Landscape, and the Problem of Belonging (review)

pp. 211-212

African Market Women: Seven Life Stories from Ghana (review)

pp. 213-214


Laduma! Soccer, Politics and Society in South Africa, from Its Origins to 2010, and: African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World’s Game (review)

pp. 215-218

Politics, International Relations, and Globalization

Zimbabwe’s Land Reform: Myths and Realities (review)

pp. 219-221

A Predictable Tragedy: Robert Mugabe and the Collapse of Zimbabwe (review)

pp. 221-223

Constructing Democracy in Transitioning Societies of Africa: Constitutionalism and Deliberation in Mali (review)

pp. 223-224

Health and Disease

A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School (review)

pp. 225-226

Languages, Literature, and the Arts

Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times (review)

pp. 227-228

Film Review

A Time There Was/En ceTemps-là (review)

pp. 229-230

Books Received

Books Received

pp. 231-233

Research Areas


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