The New Pan-Africanism: Globalism and the Nation State in Africa
Thursday 21 March, 18:30 - 20:00, followed by a networking reception
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS
Nationalism and the nation state, globalization and Pan-Africanism are leading international relations concepts which have a particular relevance for Africa as an emerging economic power. The New Pan-Africanism: Globalism and the Nation State in Africa examines the concept of nationalism, the nationalist mind-set or 'psychology of nationalism' and the role of the nation state in an era of globalization.
The ‘new’ Pan-Africanism is a growing force, spurred by economic growth and Africa’s rising global significance and recent years have seen the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area. Michael Amoah here investigates concepts of nationalism and the nation state through case studies of eight countries and discusses the impact of globalism in African states where Pan-Africanism is an increasingly significant factor in both domestic politics and international relations.
Join us for the book launch and a networking reception with author Dr Michael Amoah and guest speakers, hosted by the Royal African Society.
Professor Stephen Chan OBE, Author & Professor of World Politics at SOAS
Indigo Ellis, Risk Consultant, Verisk Maplecroft
Patrick Smith, Editor-in-Chief the Africa Report
Thembisa Fakude, Researcher at the Al Jazeera Centre for Studies
Chair: Professor Tim Allen, Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, LSE