Join the IFAA Student and Youth Network!

The IFAA Student and Youth Department aims to create, support and empower a network and community of progressive students, young academics and youth in civil society to participate in the realisation of an alternative society based on the principles of justice and equality. How do I join? IFAA’s Student and Youth department would love to... Continue Reading →

Inaugural Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival

The inaugural Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival aims to bring together academics, students, activists, policymakers, researchers and members of the public into a conversation about the present and future of economic thinking, teaching and public debate in Africa, and South Africa in particular. It does this in search of an economics discourse, education, and practice... Continue Reading →

The Imperative for Productive and Jobs-Rich Investment

Capitalist development since the Second World War ushered in unprecedented rates of capital accumulation and structural change in the world economy in the form of rapid industrialisation. Fast and sustained industrialisation has been associated with large increases in wage employment, labour productivity, and health and educational welfare. Countries that have been able to mobilise rapid... Continue Reading →

Decolonising Higher Education: Postcolonial Theory and the Invisible Hand of Student Politics

In the following reflections on the decolonisation of higher education, I have three objectives. First, I intend to analyse decolonisation discourse both theoretically and experientially. I do so partly on account of what I would call its viscerality but also because lived experience is an essential category of analysis in postcolonial theory. Drawing on theoretical... Continue Reading →

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