PhD Thesis defended by Alvin Ateba Angoni

On Monday January 18, 2021, Alvin ATEBA ANGONI, junior researcher within the framework of the R4D project, defended a doctoral thesis in political science, entitled “Strategic hybridization and economic development policies in Cameroon: Case of social housing policies”. The defense took place in the proceedings room of the University of Douala in Cameroon. The jury was composed as follows:

– Magloire ONDOUA (Professor, Rector of the University of Douala, President of the Jury);
– Antoine KERNEN (Master teacher and research master at the University of Lausanne, Examiner of the thesis);
– Didier PECLARD (Master teacher and research master at the University of Geneva, Examiner of the thesis);
– Célestin KAPTCHOUANG (Professor at the University of Yaoundé 2, Reporter);
– Fabien NKOT (Professor at the University of Yaoundé 2, Reporter and Director of the thesis).

The jury after deliberation awarded the candidate the honorable mention with special congratulations. The objective of the candidate in the context of this work was to show that the State of Cameroon, through its policies for the development of social housing, practices a managerial manipulation between liberal model and self-centered model, influenced by formal and informal logics. actors, both in terms of the socio-historical trajectory of these policies, the promotion of national public / private partnership, and counterbalance strategies between the various international partners.

Etats d’émergence en Afrique – Special issue in Critique internationale

Since the beginning of 2010, the image of an “emerging Africa”, a continent “full of hope” boosted by unprecedented economic growth, has become a fixture in the discussions of development experts and on the front page of magazines. In an international context marked by the return of the state as the engine of development, the vast majority of African countries have also adopted an “emergence strategy”. Based on fieldwork in Cameroon, Senegal, Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire, the contributions gathered here dissect this rhetoric and the practices it implements. By formulating the hypothesis of the formation of “states of emergence”, the special issue sheds light on the dynamics of rupture and continuity in the governance of inequality, growth and development in Africa.

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