Insight on Africa is a biannual refereed journal of the African Studies Association of India (ASA), focusing on contemporary and policy issues related to Africa and Afro-Asian relations. The views contained in the articles are those of the individual authors and not necessarily those of the organization.
Prof. Aparajita Biswas
Prof. Hussen Solomon
Prof. Ajay Dubey
Dr. Nivedita Ray
Prof. Adam Habib
Prof. Chris de Wet
Dr. Francis Kornegay
Prof. Gilbert M. Khadiagala
Prof. Owen Sichone
Prof. Stephen Gelb
Prof. Gilbert M. Khadiagala
Prof. Harish Narang
Prof. K. Mathews
Prof (Retd) R.R. Ramchandani
Prof. Rajen G. Harshe
Prof. (Retd) Rama Malkote
Prof. S.N. Malakar
Prof. (Retd) Z.M. Khan
Decentralisation and Elections in Benin by Takuo Iwata
January - June2010
The Principles And Modalities of EU-India Cooperation On African Development
The G8 And Africa From Gleneagles To L'Aquila : A Description And Analysis of The Nature of The Relationship That Underlies Africa And The G8's Relationship
India's Diaspora Policy In Africa : Half - Baked For Francophone
Burundi : An Assessment of Emergency Intervention Within Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Poverty Alleviation And Employment Scenario In Nigeria : A Review
Analysis of the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Civil Society and a Growing Economy in Mozambique: Assessing Aspects of Democratic Consolidation
African Union’s Intervention in Sudan: Importance and Effectiveness
India-Nigeria Relations : Emerging Challenges
The Economic Partnership Agreements with the European Union: Boon or Bane for Africa's Development?
1. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, Insight on Africa, 351-Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi—110067; E-mail Addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
2.Manuscripts must be submitted in an electronic format, preferably in MSWord. The main text should be in Times New Roman, Font 12, with 1.5 spacing. Along with the article, the contributor should provide his/her affiliations, and complete postal and e- mail addresses. The total length of the manuscript should be between 6000 and 7000 words.
3. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150 to 200 words.
4. Insight on Africa follows the in-text-citation format only:
a) In-text-citation should include the author’s last name, followed by a comma, and the year of publication, all of which should be enclosed in parentheses (Jain, 1983). When a direct quote is made, include specific page reference(s), preceded by a comma (Tinker, 1977, 1) or (Tinker, 1977, 1 & 2, 8-9).
b) If the author’s name is mentioned in the text, include only the year of publication in the citation (1977). If the year of publication is mentioned in the text, include only the author’s name in the citation (Jain).
c) For works by two authors, always include the names of both authors: (Anderson & Bjorn, 2003).
d) For more than one work by a single author in the same year, suffix the author’s name with a hyphen ‘-‘ and provide sequencing by consecutive numbering for these works; for example (Dubey-1, 2008) and (Dubey-2, 2008).
e) For unsigned works (in newspapers, websites, and reports) give the title (italicised) within parentheses (Recent Developments, 2004).
5. British spellings throughout. Although variable usage is acceptable in English, for reasons of consistency the use of a universal ‘s’ is preferred in ‘-ise’ and ‘-isation’ words – ‘realise’, ‘emphasise’ and ‘democratisation’; also use a hyphen in words like ‘co- ordination’, ‘co-operation’, ‘neo-colonialism’, ‘inter-ethnic’. Use only British spellings in words like ‘behaviour’, ‘labour’ and ‘endeavour’ – not behavior, labor and endeavor.
6. Single quotes throughout. Double quotes within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text with a line space above and below, and indented horizontally with four spaces at both the left and right margins.
7. For deletion of word(s) and phrase(s) in a quotation, insert … three dots in the text; for deletion of passages, including sentence(s), insert …. four dots in the text, the last dot being the full stop at the end of a sentence. When inserting word(s) or phrase(s) within a quotation (for explanatory purposes, or for facilitating the flow of the narrative), insert these within square brackets: [and] or [being the rationale behind].
8. Use ‘nineteenth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures; however, for exact measurements use only figures (3km, 50mn, 9 percent — not %, and to be consistent with percentage). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
9. When using an abbreviation in the text, provide the full name in brackets or vice versa – ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) or Southern African Development Community (SADC).
10. Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but if used it should be consistent. Italics should be used for titles of books, newspapers, journals, magazines, foreign words not in common usage, as well as for words within quotes that are already italicised.
11. Tables and figures should be indicated separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article.
12. A consolidated alphabetical list of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to in the text (including tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article. All books, contributions in books, journal articles, theses and documents should be listed in alphabetical order, giving the author’s surname first, followed by the first name or initial(s). If more than one publication by the same author is listed, the items should be given in chronological/sequencing order. In the case of co-authored and co-edited works, the first name or initial(s) of the second author/editor should precede the surname. In the case of three and more authors/editors, use et al (italicised). In the case of contributions in books and articles in journals, provide the full page range of the contribution or article.
The detailed referencing style is as follows:
Books (single author) Dubey, Ajay. 1990 Indo-African Relations, New Delhi: Kalinga Publications.
For books by the same author published in the same year, it should be referenced as:
Ake-1, Claude. 2000 Democracy and Development in Africa, Dakar: CODESRIA.
Ake-2, Claude. 2000 The Feasibility of Democracy in Africa, Dakar: CODESRIA.
Books (two authors/editors)
Vohra, M N and K Mathews eds. 1997 Africa, India and South-South Co- operation, New Delhi:
Books (multiple authors/editors)
Alden, Chris et al. 2008 China Return to Africa: A Rising Power and a Continent Embrace, London:
Contributions in Books
Rasheed, Sadig. 1993 ‘Africa at the Doorstep of the Twenty-First Century: Can Crisis Turn to Opportunity?’, in Adebajo Adedeji ed. Africa within the World: Beyond Dispossession and Dependence, London: Zed Books, pp 41-58.
Articles in Journals
Makinda, Samuel M. 1996 ‘Democracy and Multi-Party Politics in Africa’, Journal of Modern African Studies, vol 34, no 4: 555-573.
Government of India. 2008 Delhi Declaration, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.
The Times of India. 2008 ‘India-Africa Summit’, 8 April (for unsigned news items).
Pathak, Vidhan. 2007 ‘India’s Diaspora Policy’, Nairobi Times, 26 June.
Ray, Nivedita. 2006 ‘Instability in Nigeria’s Delta Region’ (http://www.idsa.in/publications/ — accessed on 10 December).
13. Book reviews must contain the name of the author, title of the book reviewed, place of publication, name of publisher, year of publication, number of pages, and the price. The text of the review should be between 1000 and 1200 words and the name of the reviewer and full particulars of his/her affiliation should appear at the end.