African perspectives on global corruption

Joint colloquium hosted by the Journal of Contempary African Studies (JCAS) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

 

DATE: 22 - 23 February 2017

VENUE: Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

 

KINDLY NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL ONLY BE ATTENDED BY INVITED GUESTS AND MEDIA

 


PROGRAMME

22 FEBRUARY 2017


9:00 – 10:00     REGISTRATION

10:00 – 10:15     WELCOME – CRAIN SOUDIEN, Executive Director, HSRC

10:15 – 11:30     NEOPATRIMONIALISM AND CORRUPTION: RESPONSES TO MKANDAWIRE

Michael Chege, University of Nairobi
The International Dimensions of Corruption in Africa

Steven Friedman, University of Johannesburg.
The ‘Science’ of Superiority

Shahida Elbaz, Arab Centre for African Studies, Cairo, Egypt 
A Response of Thandika Mkandawire's Paper: Neopatrimonialism and the Political Economy of Economic Performance in Africa

11:30 – 12:00    TEA/COFFEE

12:00 – 13:15 NEOPATRIMONIALISM AND CORRUPTION: RESPONSES TO MKANDAWIRE

Patrick Bond, University of Witwatersrand
Techniques and subterfuge of neopatrimonial transnational corporate accumulation in ‘post-settler colonial’ South Africa

Godwin Murunga, University of Nairobi
Beyond Exceptionalism in the Study of Corruption in Africa: An Engagement with Thandika Mkandawire

Tendai Murisa, Trust Africa
Looking through the Maze:Mobilizing Knowledge and Advocacy against Illicit Financial Flows From Africa

13:15- 14:15    LUNCH (ONLY FOR DELEGATES)

14:15 – 15:30    NEOPATRIMONIALISM AND CORRUPTION: RESPONSES TO MKANDAWIRE

Wale Adebanwi, University of California, Davis, USA
Beyond Afro-Pessimism: Notes on the Politics of Corruption and Development in Africa

Firoz Khan, University of Stellenbosch
Neoliberalism Oversold! Neopatrimonialism Oversold! Death to the Patron, Long Live the Patron!

Grieve Chelwa, Harvard University, USA.
Does Economics have an 'Africa Problem'? Some Data and Preliminary Thoughts

15:30 – 16:00 TEA/COFFEE


The draft programme is available for download below: