Decolonization may be taken as a phase in the history of colonized people that is represented by a movement towards a critique of colonial effects during both colonialism and postcolonialism. While decolonization...
Citizenship on Catfish Row focuses on three seminal works in the history of American culture: the first great film, D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation (1915); the first musical film, Oscar Hammerstein...
The decision by the South African Parliament in February 2018 to review the constitutional property clause possibly allowing for expropriation without compensation has fervently brought the land question...
Social interactions are central to most organisms and the social environment experienced by an individual influences its behaviour and ultimately its (evolutionary) fitness. A challenging situation here...
The process of transforming agriculture in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is, especially for policymakers and decisionmakers, highly complex. It represents a major challenge for governments...
This project addresses how, and how early, racial and gender biases emerge in young children and how they are shaped by the linguistic and social communities (families, schools, neighborhoods) in which...
The Failing and Successful Sequences of Democratization (FASDEM) research program led by Prof. Staffan I. Lindberg, Director of V-Dem Institute, seeks to revolutionize our understanding of democratic transition...
‘The fake’ is a central element in natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. It is also key for societal stakeholders, in economy, politics, and the law. Finally, it is the main force...
Recent decades have seen the rise of centralised monopoly capital being in control of all facets of economies in the Global South. In the agricultural sector, this has entailed the control and dominance of...
This project investigates how the humanities and social sciences can contribute to new modes of conservation and environmental management that are responsive to the complex histories and politics of species...
Before the 2017 election, Kenya’s President declared the minority ethnic Makonde community recognised as ‘the 43rd tribe of Kenya’. Unbeknown to them, in 2009 the National Bureau of Statistics had...
The Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture (2019) argued that ‘land reform must be oriented around growing the agricultural sector to foster economic development, and not purely be...