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Research outputs: POLITICS

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2013 A kind of magic: the political marketing of the ANC

This book provides a completely new and fresh way of understanding the ANC, by looking at the way the organisation has marketed itself and b...

2012 The presence of the past: youth, memory making and the politics of self-determination in southeastern Nigeria

This article focuses on recent reconstructions of Igbo 'memory' by the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASS...

2011 Elections don't lessen conflict: why the 'senseless' post-poll violence?

VANESSA BAROLSKY examines the way in which South Africa's fourth democratic elections, held in April 2009, have been interpreted as if it wa...

2011 Contesting the space: the "new Biafra" and ethno-territorial separatism in South-Eastern Nigeria

This article examines the emergence of a neo-Biafran movement, known as, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra...