Africa Crisis

Activist 14 March, 2022

Dissecting Success: Shell vs the Wild Coast and how the corporation was stopped (for now)

In late 2021 climate justice activists celebrated a successful pause to Shell’s oil and gas exploration in South Africa. Amadiba Crisis Committee, South Durban Community Environmental Alliance and Abahlali baseMjondolo, a few of our partners in the region, were all active in the struggle.

In this blog, we break down how they won and how we can turn this inspiration into action by applying the lessons this victory teaches us.

Our team gdengagement

Diaspora Wind Flow

Wind Flow: March 13, 2022

Diaspora Studies is a leading interdisciplinary, academic journal dedicated to the scientific study of diasporas and international migration. Based on rigorous, double-blind peer-review, the journal publishes cutting-edge analyses of diaspora issues from the perspective of international relations, economics, politics, public policy, development studies, identity, history, and critical theory. Specifically, the journal features global scholarly contributions on diaspora engagement policies, as well as political and stakeholder participation of diaspora actors and organizations. It showcases studies on the role of diaspora actors and diaspora issues for international relations, discourses, and development activities in migrants’ home and host countries. The journal welcomes theoretical and empirical contributions on comparative diasporas, the role of international organizations, and civil society and it aims to advance scholarship and debate on emerging global networks and transnational identities. 

Diaspora Studies is published in association with the Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives (ODI) 

Diaspora Studies welcomes submissions for special issues and the journal’s four annual issues publish: 
• Original research articles (7,000–10,000 words) 
• Review articles (7,000–10,000 words) 
• Book reviews (1,500–2,500 words)