The research week of the Centre d’études et de recherche en dynamiques administratives et politiques, held in the Hotel Merina in Yaoundé, from the 11th to the 15th of September 2017. This week, which closed the first year of the research project “The Developmental State Stikes Back?”, gave the opportunity for Cameroonian, Ivoirian and Swiss teams to meet and to disseminate their first results to academic, development professionals, Cameroonian authorities and general public. Furthermore, visits and interviews were organized on some of the most iconic sites symbolizing the return of “Developmental State” in Cameroun, such as the deep sea port of Kribi.
Created by the researchers of the project “The Developmental State Strikes Back?”, supported by the Swiss National Science Fund, this blog brings together political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists and historians working on the return of the developmental state in Africa. Its main ambition is to present the research in progress, as well as to disseminate the work of its members. It also proposes to report the scientific advances on the theme by relaying and commenting the contributions of other research groups. Finally, it provides resources such as online archives, scientific watch and thematic bibliography.