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Peter Arthur is associate professor of political science at Dalhousie University, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Queen’s University, Canada, in 2001. He has published on issues relating to the place of multilateral trading systems in socioeconomic development, the role and contribution of small-scale enterprise, and the promotion of good governance in Africa. He may be contacted by e-mail at:

Uwafiokun Idemudia received his Ph.D. from Lancaster University. He is the coordinator of the African Studies Programme and assistant professor of international development and African studies at York University, Toronto, Canada. His research interests include the political economy of natural-resource conflict and corporate social responsibility in Africa. He may be contacted by e-mail at:

Jeremy M. Rich is Associate Professor of History at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. in History from Indiana University in 2002. He is the author of A Workman is Worthy of His Meat: Food and Colonialism in the Gabon Estuary (University of Nebraska Press, 2002). He co-edited with Carina Ray Navigating African Maritime History in the Research in Maritime Studies series published by Memorial University of Newfoundland Press. He is presently preparing a book manuscript, Appalachian Ambitions and African Apes: A Mountain South Intellectual in the Gabonese Rainforest, 1892–1919, a monograph on the southern autodidact Richard Lynch Garner’s life in southern Gabon and his rocky career in becoming a well-known expert on Africa in the United States through becoming a major supplier of primates to museums and zoos. He may be contacted by e-mail at:

Thomas Kwasi Tieku teaches international relations and directs the African Studies Program at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and won the 2008/9 Ranjini Ghosh Award for excellence in teaching. His recent works can be found in African Affairs, African Security Review, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, and International Journal. He has consulted for development organizations, including the World Bank Group and government agencies. He may be contacted by e-mail at: [End Page 110]



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