Lecturer in African Politics
- Dr Alastair Fraser
- Email address:
- +44(0) 20 7898 4733
- SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
- Office No:
- Room 4404
- Academic Support Hours:
- Thursdays, 3-5pm
For a list of and links to a longer list of Alastair’s publications, see: Alastair's publications
Alastair is a Member of the Editorial Working Group of the Review of African Political Economy, 2010-present roape.
He is also a Fellow of the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research, Lusaka, Zambia. 2014-present saipar.
Most of Alastair’s research is about how foreign aid donors, international NGOs and multinational companies promote their preferred economic and social agendas in Africa, and how African elites and citizens respond to these influences. He returns repeatedly to Zambia as a main case study.
Alastair’s research has looked at: the politics of ‘call-in’ radio and television shows; the privatisation of the copper mining industry, including relations between workers, the state and both Western and Chinese investors; the strategies African states deploy to negotiate with foreign aid donors; the ideological effects on trade union leaders and NGO workers of ties to the international development industry; and the relationships between technocracy, democratisation and populist modes of political mobilisation.
Fraser, Alastair (2017) 'Post-populism in Zambia: Michael Sata’s rise, demise and legacy'. International Political Science Review, (38) 4, pp 456-472.
Fraser, Alastair (2016) Let's Be Responsible Citizens! Contesting the agenda of a sponsored call-in radio programme. PIMA Working Paper #6. Cambridge, UK: Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR).
Fraser, Alastair (2016) The Political Economy of Sponsored Call-In Radio in Zambia. PiMA Working Paper #5. Cambridge, UK: Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR).
Lopes, Claudia Abreu and Mudhai, Okoth Fred and Mitullah, Winnie V. and Simutanyi, Neo and Balongo, Sam and Diepeveen, Stephanie and Fraser, Alastair and Milapo, Nalukui and Mwangi, Sammy and Tembo, Emmanuel and Srinivasan, Sharath (2015) Interactive media audiences in Africa : A comparison of four constituencies in Kenya and Zambia. Cambridge: CGHR.
Simutanyi, Neo and Fraser, Alastair and Milapo, Nalukui (2015) Background Pape: Politics and Interactive Media in Zambia. Cambridge: CGHR.
Mudhai, Okoth Fred and Lopes, Claudia Abreu and Mitullah, Winnie and Simutanyi, Neo and Fraser, Alastair and Milapo, Nalukui and Mwangi, Sammy and Srinivasan, Sharath (2014) 'Background Paper: PiMA Survey Design and Methodology'.
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