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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:21

Global Economic Governance - Student Blog Series

Written by GEGAfrica
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SAIIA’s GEGAfrica portal and the Department of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand (#WitsIR) are partnering on an innovative initiative that draws on the strengths of Southern Africa’s oldest and largest academic programme in International Relations and the continent’s leading think tank*.

The partnership combines SAIIA’s desire to encourage wider, more informed awareness of the importance of international affairs through research excellence and stimulating public debate with the Department’s commitment to developing people and ideas that will enhance the wellbeing of South Africa’s citizens through expanding effective engagement in regional and world affairs.
The initiative draws on content emerging from the Department’s Global Economic Governance Blog Project (@ProjectEGA). The project provides analysis and commentary by IR Masters students on global economic governance issues related to Africa. @ProjectEGA is part of a MA level course being run by @davidjhornsby which encourages students to combine the conceptual and practical elements of International Political Economy as they relate to global governance. Contributions will be made by six MA students over the life of the project. The initiative furthers the GEGAfrica website's aim of promoting research driven by African needs so as to advance responsive and equitable economic governance for Africa and the global economy.

Read the first article in the series, 'South Africa in the G20: Changing perceptions of Africa?' by Emma Bonvalot-Noirot.

The second article in the series is now available, 'Global Economic Governance: Radical transformation or incremental reform?' by Gunter Bender.

The third article in the series is now available, 'The Unfair Nature of the World Trade Organisation' by Kanelo Pitso.

The fourth article in the series is now available, 'A fresh approach to credit ratings' by Wendy Adams.

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