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A Journal of Social and Political Theory

Aims & Scope

Vol 64 (2017) Thank You


Afro-Communitarian Rights

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Theoria is an engaged, multidisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal of social and political theory. Published every quarter, its purpose is to address, through academic debate, the many challenges posed by the major social, political and economic forces that shape the contemporary world, especially but not only with regard to Africa, the global South, and their relations with the global North. Theoria wishes to promote discussion of and writing about social and political theory in any form and from any time and place, regardless of ideological perspective and methodological approach. It is particularly interested in how modern systems of power, and traditional and emergent forms of politics, bear on the central questions in social and political theory, such as democracy, freedom, equality, justice, race, gender and identity.

The journal publishes full and original articles, review essays and book reviews. 

"Theoria is a journal which does not shy from the daunting task of dealing with issues which are not only increasingly complex but for which we no longer can make easy appeal to the certainty of foundations to answer. It deals with global issues in an authentically global way - it is interdisciplinary and intercultural in the very best sense of those terms and it understands that theory is one of the most important practices in which we can engage." —Professor James Buchanan, Xavier University

Theoria is available on JSTOR!

Subjects: Social and Political Theory, Literature, Philosophy, History

Current Issue

Number 153, December 2017

Editorial: Some Senses of Pan-Africanism from the South
Chris Allsobrook

Introduction: Traces of Pan Africanism and African Nationalism in Africa Today
Denis Goldberg


Pan-African Linguistic and Cultural Unity: A Basis for Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance
Simphiwe Sesanti

Wiping Away the Tears of the Ocean: Ukusulaizinyembezizolwandle
Mogobe Ramose

Critiquing Sub-Saharan Pan-Africanism through an Appraisal of Postcolonial African Modernity
Lawrence Ogbo Ugwuanyi

Reassessing the Relevance of the Pan-African Discourse in Contemporary International Relations
Valery B. Ferim

Contested Memory: Retrieving the Africanist (Liberatory) Conception of Non-Racialism
Ndumiso Dladla

The Relevance of Robert Sobukwe’s Pan-Africanism in Contemporary South Africa
Lauren Marx

The Challenges Faced by Contemporary Pan-African Intelligentsia in the Re-building of Africa: A Nkrumahist Perspective
Ezekiel S. Mkhwanazi

Pan-Africanism and Epistemologies of the South
Pascah Mungwini

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