New radical website launched – Review of African Political Economy

New radical website launched – Review of African Political Economy
A new website, Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE), has been launched and is a great resource for socialists says Leo Zeilig.

The Review of African Political Economy was established in 1974, with the aim to ‘examine the roots of Africa’s present condition’ and problems such as inequality and dependency. Yet, the Review did not seek to promote scholarly research for its own sake, but instead sought to engage with the actions required for transformation. The aim, in short, was to provide a space to help sharpen understandings and analysis of developments in order to equip movements and activists to revolutionise the continent. Empty academic research without political action, plans and projects were shunned. However, the Review would not, so the original editorial stated, propose tactics and strategy that could only be answered in the actual struggles taking place on the continent. Rather it would become a forum which could sharpen analysis and help facilitate meaningful practice…

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A new website, Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE), has been launched and is a great resource for socialists says Leo Zeilig.

People's March Anti Xenophobia Jeppe street, Johannesburg, outside Little Etheopia. Credit: Dyltong (Creative Commons). People’s March Anti Xenophobia Jeppe street, Johannesburg, outside Little Etheopia. Credit: Dyltong (Creative Commons).

The Review of African Political Economy was established in 1974, with the aim to ‘examine the roots of Africa’s present condition’ and problems such as inequality and dependency. Yet, the Review did not seek to promote scholarly research for its own sake, but instead sought to engage with the actions required for transformation. The aim, in short, was to provide a space to help sharpen understandings and analysis of developments in order to equip movements and activists to revolutionise the continent. Empty academic research without political action, plans and projects were shunned. However, the Review would not, so the original editorial stated, propose tactics and strategy that could only be answered in the…

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