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APCG promotes quality, cutting-edge research of African Politics from diverse methodological and theoretical backgrounds. APCG gives annual awards for the best books and articles on African politics. Notable Scholarship Every year the APCG gives out awards for the best book, best article and best paper by a graduate student in the study of African politics.  […]




Best Book Award 2013: Rachel Beatty Riedl, Authoritarian Origins of Democratic Party Systems in Africa (Cambridge University Press) 2012: Co-winners: Leonardo Arriola, Multiethnic Coalitions in Africa: Business Financing of Opposition Election Campaigns (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012), and, Crawford Young, The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960-2010 (Madison: University of Wisconsin […]