Publications and Research Outputs

Although the full list of research outputs is available from my extended CV, below are as many pdfs of these research outputs that can be made available. Alternatively, a detailed listing with some full text attachments is available on Research Gate.

Paper on leadership for transformation for UNECA

The Sub-Regional Office of the United Nations Commission for Africa (UNECA) is hosting the 37th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts of Centre Africa (ICE) from 6-10 December 2021 in Brazzaville, Congo. I led the team that wrote the background paper for this meeting, comprising Prof Desta Mebratu (Ethiopia) and Anton Cartwright (South Africa). Entitled “A trip to 2030: Fostering Leadership and Transformative Change for Economic Diversification in Central Africa”, I used this opportunity to take further our thinking in CST’s governance research group that is linking relational governance, political settlements theory and ‘institutional work’ approaches. This made it possible to address the leadership challenge in Africa without resorting to simplistic arguments about ’lack of political will’ and the ‘need for new leadership’. This institutionalist perspective is heavily influenced by the new African literature on political settlements. We can only circulate this 90 page paper after the conference. I am excited about this work. Unfortunately, I personally cannot attend, but Desta Mebratu and Gael Giraud will be present, and Edgar Pieterse is delivering an online talk.

Working to align energy transitions and social equity: An integrative framework linking institutional work, imaginaries and energy justice

Title: Working to align energy transitions and social equity: An integrative
framework linking institutional work, imaginaries and energy justice

Authors: Jesse Hoffman , Megan Davies , Thomas Bauwens b, Philipp Sp¨ath , Maarten A. Hajer,
Bleta Arifi , Amir Bazaz , Mark Swilling

Journal: Energy Research and Social Science

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.102317

ERSS energy agency equity

Towards new narratives of hope for fostering transformative African futures – Club of Rome

COR-ENCI_NewNarratives_Dec2020_A4 – v1

This concept paper was prepared for the Club of Rome on the initiative of the Co-Chair, Mamphela Ramphele. Rika Preiser and I from the CST did the heavy lifting based on months of discussion by a group of Africans from different parts of Africa convened by Mamphela in her Co-Chair capacity. It was fun to write this paper with Mamphela, Rika and others to express some of the more recent decolonial literature in a (hopefully) accessible format.