All posts tagged: politics

The King is dead, long live the King – analysing Zimbabwe’s transition from Mugabe to Mnangagwa

‘The King is dead, long live the King!’, the traditional proclamation to announce the death of a monarch and herald the incoming replacement, could well have been used to announce the political demise of President Robert Mugabe on 21 November 2017, and the swift coronation of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, says Professor Keith Somerville.   Share […]

#PoTW: Public commemoration and women’s history

When: 1 May 2018, 6–8.30pm Who: Institute of Historical Research Where: IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU How are women remembered, commemorated and celebrated in public? How is this different from historical commemorations of men? These are among the questions that activist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez […]

Personal view of the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth and me – a view from West Acton 

Image: Commonwealth Heads of Government with a cricketers team in Harare during CHOGM 1991. © Commonwealth Secretariat In the tenth of a series of scholarly articles marking the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, Professor Keith Somerville, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, gives a personal view of an organisation with ‘little or no […]

Commonwealth organisation

From apartheid to Brexit – decolonisation is a two-way street 

Image: President Nelson Mandela with Michael Manley,  former prime minister of Jamaica and leader of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the first post-apartheid elections in South Africa in 1994. © Commonwealth Secretariat In the ninth of a series of scholarly articles marking the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, Dr Rehnuma Sazzad, associate fellow at the […]

Development and sustainability

Towards a ‘Commonwealth 21st century development paradigm’ 

Image: © Commonwealth Secretariat In the seventh of a series of scholarly articles marking the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, Dr Nicholas Watts, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS) , examines the organisation’s strong development role on sustainability which improves problem solving and relevance.   Share this article:

Cameroon textiles

Visible engagement – essential for the rule of law and human rights 

Image: © Commonwealth Secretariat In the sixth of a series of scholarly articles marking the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, Dr Melanie Torrent, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, explores what has been learned from the admission of Cameroon.  Share this article:

Female empowerment in India

Beyond compare: a commonwealth of people and ideas  

Image: Civil society organisations (CSO’s) promoting innovative techniques of female empowerment in India. © Commonwealth Secretariat In the fourth of a series of scholarly articles marking the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London Dr James Chiriyankandath and Dr John Cowley, senior research fellows at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), examine the power of the […]