This event took place on 24th October 2012
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Africa and Africans are usually considered the subjects of global history. They are seen to be on the receiving end of economic forces and political processes, rather than as the innovators and shapers of development solutions. The lecture examines how African development is actively made in places and across spaces, and draws on my work at the interface of political geography and development studies. I focus on political actors in African state institutions as well as those outside of the state who also act politically. My research is strongly transnational and I will draw on cases of African migrants in the UK and Chinese migrants in Africa.
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