Books and Articles


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Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters:

“Archiving the Universal: Commonwealth, Truth and Pluralism in International Law,” in Politics of African Anticolonial Archive, eds. Shiera Malik and Isaac Kamola (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017)

“Time, Technology, and the Imperial Eye” in Time, Temporality and Violence in International Relations eds. Anna Agathangelou and Kyle Killian (London: Routledge, 2016)

“Intricate Entanglement: The ICC and the Pursuit of Peace, Reconciliation and Justice in Libya, Guinea, and Mali,” Africa Development vol. 40, no. 2 (2015).

“Remembering democracy: anticolonial evocations and invocations of a disappearing norm,” CAFI African Identities, vol. 12, no. 2, (2014).

“The Missing Human: Intervention, Human Security, and Empire,” in Globalization, Difference, and Human Security, ed. Mustapha Kamal Pasha (London: Routledge, 2014).

“El estado de independencia llegará: África, Occidente y la responsabilidad de proteger/This State of Independence Shall Be: Africa, the West, and the Responsibility to Protect,” Relaciones Internacionales. vol. 26 (2014).

“Deferring difference: a postcolonial critique of the ‘race problem’ in moral thought,” in, Postcolonial Theory and International Relations, ed. Sanjay Seth  (London: Routledge, 2013)

”A Revolution Nonetheless: The Global South in International Relations,” The Global South, vol. 5 no. 1, (2011).

“Looking Beyond Spring for the Season: An African Perspective on the World Order after the Arab Revolt.” Globalizations vol. 8, no. 5, (2011).

“The African foreign policy of secretary of state Henry Kissinger,” Journal of Contemporary African Studies. vol. 28 no. 2.

“To the orphaned, dispossessed, and illegitimate children: Human rights beyond republican and liberal traditions,” Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, vol. 18 no. 1, (2011).

“La soberanía en África: casi estados y otros mitos en la teoría internacional,” Relaciones internacionales vol. 18 (2011).

“Counterpoints and the Imaginaries Behind Them: Thinking Beyond North American and European Traditions,” International Political Sociology, vol. 3, no. 3 (September 2009)

“No Bridges to Swamps: A Postcolonial Perspective On Disciplinary Dialogue,” in International Relations, vol. 23, no. 1 (2009), pp. 135-140

“Oiling Tyranny?: Neoliberalism and Global Governance in Chad” Studies in Political Economy no.79 Summer 2007.

“The New Cosmopolitanisms: Contexts, Subtexts, and Pretexts,” International Relations, vol. 19, no. 1, 2005.

“Regimes of Sovereignty: Rethinking International Morality and the African Condition,” The European Journal of International Relations, vol. 8, no.3 (September 2002), 315-38.

“Come to Africa: A Hermeneutic of Race in International Theory,” Alternatives, vol.26, no.4 (December 2001), pp.425-448.

“No More No Less: What Slaves Thought of their Humanity,” in G. K. Bhambra and R. Shilliam, eds, Silencing Human Rights: Critical Engagements with a Contested Project (Palgrave, 2009).

“The Secret Lives of Sovereignty,” in Luise White and Douglas Howland eds., The State of Sovereignty (Indiana University Press (2009)

“Uncivil Society: Interrogations at the Margins of Neo-Gramscian Theory,” in Alison Ayers ed., Gramsci, Political Economy, and International Relations Theory (Palgrave, 2008.

“Postcolonialism,” in Tim Dunne et al., International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity’ (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 229-246.

“Mind, Body, and Gut!: Elements of a Postcolonial Human Rights Discourse” in Brawen Gruffyd Jones, Decolonizing International Relations, Rowman & Littlefiel, March 2006.

“The Trouble With the Evolués: French Republicanism, Colonial Subjectivity, and Identity,” in Patricia M. Goff and Kevin C. Dunn eds., Identity and Global Politics: Theoretical and Empirical Elaborations (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), 103-121.

“Sovereignty in Africa: Quasi-statehood and Other Myths” in Kevin Dunn and Timothy Shaw eds., Africa’s Challenge To International Relations Theory (London: Palgrave, 2001), 29-45.

“Legal Standing, Questionable Deeds: Western Mediation in Namibia,” in Cecelia Lynch and Michael Loriaux eds., Law and Moral Action in World Politics (University of Minnesota Press, 2000), pp.175-202.

“Rituals of Power: Theory, Languages, and Vernaculars of International Relations”  Alternatives: Global, Local, Political  vol. 23, no. 4 (1998).

with N S Sellers, Deborah Z. Cass, Fernando R. Teson, and Diane F. Orentlicher, “Separatism and the democratic entitlement,” American Society of International Law: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting vol. 116 (1998).

“Africa South of the Sahara,” International Journal of African Historical Studies vol. 31 no. 1 (1998).


Mamdani Mamdani. “Kitabkhana: A Discussion with Mahmood Mamdani, Premesh Lalu, Walter D. Mignolo, Olakunle George, Anna M. Agathangelou, and Kamari Maxine Clarke [Special Section],” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. vol. 36, no. 1 (2016).

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