SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Book launch: "Britain and Africa under Blair" and "Civil War and Democracy in West Africa"

Julia Gallagher and David Harris

Date: 2 March 2012Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 2 March 2012Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Suite

Type of Event: Book Launch

Julia Gallagher and David Harris invite you to a launch of their new books. Julia and Dave have long connections with SOAS stretching back into the 1990s, so it is with great pleasure that our book launch will be held in the Brunei Suite at SOAS.

Julia and Dave both undertook their doctoral research in the Politics Department at SOAS.
Britain and Africa under Blair: in Pursuit of the Good State (Manchester University Press); and
Civil War and Democracy in West Africa: Conflict Resolution, Elections and Justice in Sierra Leone and Liberia (IB Tauris) were both published in 2011 and are based on their PhD theses. From different perspectives, both books examine the interweaving of domestic and international politics in Africa and share a common source of research in Sierra Leone.

Julia Gallagher is a Lecturer in International Relations, Department of Politics and International Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research focuses on Africa in international politics, and particularly on ideas of Africa and of the international. She has published in African Affairs, The Review of International Studies and Millennium, and she is currently working on a project exploring ideas of the international in Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone.

David Harris is a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS and a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London. Specialising in West African politics, he has published in several journals and is currently submitting an article on the 2011 Liberian elections. He has also worked on election monitoring missions for the Carter Center and NDI. Two new strands of collaborative research are being developed: on Indian-African relations, which has led to two recent book chapters; and on state-building in Sierra Leone.

Organiser: Centre of African Studies

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