African Governance, Development, and Leadership | Rowman & Littlefield
African Governance, Development, and Leadership
TheAfrican Governance, Development, and Leadership series identifies and elaborates on the strategic place of governance, development, and leadership within African studies. Reflecting the fact that life in Africa continues to change; particularly in political, development, and socio-economic arenas; this series explores issues focusing on the ongoing mobilization for good governance, viable and impartial institutions, and the search for sustainable and economic development. Addressing gaps and larger needs in the developing scholarship on Africa and the African diaspora, this series publishes scholarly monographs and edited collections in the humanities, social science, and social scientific traditions.

Scholars are encouraged to submit book-length manuscripts that encompass, besides the above-named topics, projects focusing on Africa’s political economy and economic development, Africa’s place in world trade development, the democratization of African countries, the inclusion and representation of ethnic minorities, and the role of gender in Africa’s development. Furthermore, at the nexus of sustained political growth and economic development are, amongst other factors, competent and efficient political leaders. Considering the state of growth and development on the continent, therefore, we encourage scholars to also examine the cadre and the quality of leaders at the helm of governments across the continent, and how their stewardship has either degenerated, vegetated or contributed to economic and political advancement. Works can be focused on a single African country, a region of African countries, or the African continent’s place as a global player.

Editor(s): Sabella O. Abidde (
Advisory Board: Getachew Metaferia, Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, Adebayo Oyebade, Gloria Chuku, Gorden Moyo, Olubukola Stella Adesina, and Emmanuel K. Matambo.
Staff editorial contact: Sydney Williams (