Peer-reviewed articles

2022. (With Pádraig Carmody and Ricardo Reboredo) ‘From “debt diplomacy” to donorship? China’s changing role in global development’, Global Political Economy, online first. [open access]

2022. ‘Seamless imaginaries, territorialized realities: the regional politics of corridor governance in Southern Africa’, Territory, Politics, Governance, online first. [open access]

2022. ‘”Win-win” contested: negotiating the privatisation of Africa’s Freedom Railway with the “Chinese of today”‘, Journal of Modern African Studies 60(1): 111-134. 2022, [open access]

2022. (With Frangton Chiyemura and Elisa Gambino) ‘Infrastructure and the politics of African state agency: shaping the Belt and Road Initiative in East Africa’, Chinese Political Science Review, online first, [open access]

2022. ‘Debt, distress, dispossession: towards a critical political economy of Africa’s financial dependency’, Review of African Political Economy 49(171): 173-183,

2022. (With Pádraig Carmody and Ian Taylor) ‘China’s Spatial Fix and “Debt Diplomacy” in Africa: Constraining Belt or Road to Economic Transformation?’, Canadian Journal of African Studies 56(1): 57-77, [open access]

2022. ‘The Chinese infrastructural fix in Africa: Lessons from the Sino-Zambian “road bonanza”’, Oxford Development Studies 50(1): 14-29,

2020. (With Ian Taylor). ‘In a fix: Africa’s place in the Belt and Road Initiative and the reproduction of dependency’, South African Journal of International Affairs 2020, 27(3): 277-295,

2015. (With Anthony Leysens) ‘Regionalism Revised: A Critical-reflectivist Framework for Engaging the Changing Nature of Developing Regionalisms in Africa’, Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies 2015, 42(3): 299-323,

2015. (With Anthony Leysens) ‘Civil Society in Southern Africa – Transformers from Below?’, Journal of Southern African Studies 2015, 41(4): 887-904,

Book chapters

2022 (forthcoming). ‘Infrastructure’, in Engel, Ulf (ed.) Yearbook on the African Union. Vol. 2 Leiden: Brill.

2022. ‘Railway imperialisms in East Africa: Laying the tracks for exploitation’, in Cope, Zak and Ness, Immanuel (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Economic Imperialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2021. ‘Infrastructure’, in Engel, Ulf (ed.) Yearbook on the African Union. Vol. 1. Leiden: Brill.

2021. (With Ian Taylor) ‘Capitalism and Africa’s (Infra)Structural Dependency: A Story of Spatial Fixes and Accumulation by Dispossession‘, in Oritsejafor, E.O. and Cooper, A.D. (eds.) Africa and the Global System of Capital Accumulation. Routledge.

Non-refereed articles and op-eds (selected)

2022. ‘Tanzania and Zambia want to upgrade the ‘Uhuru Railway’ – but can they?’, The Conversation. [also published in, amongst others, Beijing Bulletin, AllAfrica, Modern Ghana]

2022. ‘Tanzania and Zambia want to upgrade Tazara – but can they?, The Citizen (Dar es Salaam), 21 September.

2022. ‘Remembering Ian Taylor’, Developing Economics.

2022. ‘Remembering Ian Taylor’, African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) Newsletter 27(107): 8-12.

2021. ‘China and Africa’s Debt Crisis’, The Elephant.

2021. ‘China’s spatial fix and Africa’s debt reckoning’, Review of African Political Economy Blog.

2019. ‘”Fixing” Africa’s infrastructure: But at what price?’, Pambazuka News, 13 February, LINK to article.

2019. ‘”Fixing” Africa’s infrastructure: But at what price? Problematising Chinese infrastructure development in Africa’, St Andrews Africa Summit Review 3(1): 4-7.

2018. ‘Vom Freiheits- zum Überlebenskampf: Die TAZARA auf der Suche nach der Erfolgsspur’, Afrika Süd 2018(1): 29-31.

2018. ‘From the freedom struggle to a fight for economic survival: Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA)’, St Andrews Africa Summit Review 2(1): 15-18.

2017. ‘The demise of the post-apartheid consensus and South Africa’s search for leadership’, St Andrews Africa Summit Review 1(1): 16-17.