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Article 'The EU-Africa summit is now the AU-EU summit. Why the upgrade matters', by Frank Mattheis and John Kotsopolous, 04.12.2017

GovInn's Senior Researchers Frank Mattheis and John Kotsopoulos published the article 'The EU-Africa summit is now the AU-EU summit. Why the upgrade matters' in The Conversation. 

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'Informal Immigrant Traders in Johannesburg: The Scorned Cornerstone in the Southern African Development Community Integration Project' by Chris Nshimbi, 21.11.2017

GovInn's Co-Director Chris Nshimbi published the book chapter 'Informal Immigrant Traders in Johannesburg: The Scorned Cornerstone in the Southern African Development Community Integration Project' together with Inocent Moyo in Africa Now!.

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Policy Brief: 'The end of the global transitional justice project: What future for justice in Africa?' by Cori Wielenga and Chris Nshimbi

This Govinn policy brief makes the case for the provision of more appropriate support to the (mechanisms and forms of) justice practiced in communities by people at the grassroots during periods of transition.

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'Of Borders and Fortresses: Attitudes Towards Immigrants from the SADC Region in South Africa as a Critical Factor in the Integration of Southern Africa', by Chris Nshimbi and Inocent Moyo, 22.11.2017

GovInn's Co-Director Chris Nshimbi published together with Inocent Moyo the article 'Of Borders and Fortresses: Attitudes Towards Immigrants from the SADC Region in South Africa as a Critical Factor in the Integration of Southern Africa' in the Journal of Borderlands Studies.

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Chris Nshimbi at Channel Africa on the East African Commission, 11.11.2017

GovInn's Co-Director Chris Nshimbi got interviewed by Channel Africa on the East African Commission. 

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GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT: NEW CONCEPTS, NEW MEASUREMENTS AND NEW PRACTICES

How can governance evolve and innovate?
Can current crises become opportunities to re-think our social, political and economic governance?

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The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) is the first research institution in Africa dedicated entirely to governance innovation.

GovInn is  an ‘innovation laboratory’ capable of generating new thinking about governance and development. It focuses on cutting-edge research, attracting innovators from all over the world. In short, GovInn is an intellectual ‘inn’ for innovation in the 21st century.

At GovInn we focus on:

 


 

What is governance innovation?
The term 'governance' indicates the complexity of decision-making processes in contemporary political and economic affairs. As opposed to the more traditional 'government', the idea of governance presupposes a fragmentation and diffusion of authority. Due to economic, social and cultural dynamics, no government nowadays can simply govern 'alone'. It is bound to share 'bits and pieces' of authority with other entities, from non-governmental organizations to regional institutions and private corporations. READ MORE


 

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