A special issue on social movements in Agrica of the German journal sul serio in cooperation with "Ouagadougou Sans Papiers" on the occasion of the World Social Forum in Nairobi 2007. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology in Hamburg, Germany, has a broad regional focus, including Thailand, Southern Africa, Latin America and Europe. The subjects of research are: migration, relations between man and environment, social networks and social security.
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.This Web site contains the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army. Because the original intent of the series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser-known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Ushaidi Platform can be used for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping of a specific topic. It was created as a tool for documenting the post-electoral violent events in Kenya 2008. Meanwhile, a number of other initiatives in Africa use this platform. For a list of projects see table of contents (as at April 2011). Ushaidi Blog was awarded best of the blogs by Deutsche Welle in 2010. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The interdisciplinary "Geographic Working Group Sub-Saharan Africa" at the University of Vienna deals with processes of social, cultural, economic, and political change, ecological questions and changes at the interface between human being and environment. [editors ilissAfrica]
The MALD is an expired Secial Research Project about "Long term changes in Africa". There were four focusses of research: 1. Epistemology/Cognitive Science and Knowledge; Reproduction and Innovation in African Societies (8. - 20. Century); 3. Formation of Power and New Political Formation (18. - 21. Century); 4. Spaces, Heritage and Environment. On this site, you will find a lot of information concerning the projects and their outcome. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology began its work in 1999. Through multiple investigations of changing norms and values, living conditions and conflicts in post-colonial and postsocialist settings, researchers analyse thematic fields that often stand in the limelight of political discussion. The main theme of the Institute’s research programme can thus be summarised as the comparative analysis of contemporary social transformation." The homepage of the MPI offers a lot of information on research done by the institute, including full text documents of working papers and Institute Reports. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented and changed]
The ultimate goal of this association is to further our understanding of human response to climate change in a diachronic framework. On their website, you will find information about different (sub-)projects, publications and members. [according to site editor’s information] [supplemented]