Rahmane Idrissa

Rahmane Idrissa is a political scientist by training and a historian. He founded and runs the think tank EPGA, which is based in Niamey, Niger. Idrissa works at the African Studies Centre of Leiden and at Leiden University. He is also an associate researcher with the University of the Witwatersrand’s Society, Work and Politics Institute (SWOP). He has published extensively (books and articles) on the politics of Islam and the politics of democratisation in Africa, and is interested in the political economy of state building (or dismantling) in West Africa.

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The political economy and public debate in West Africa

Cliffordene Norton, Rahmane Idrissa Academisch 2020-04-30

"The think tank 'Political Economy and Autonomous Governance' (EPGA) was established to popularise political economy among decision-makers in Niger and other francophone countries in West Africa. At EPGA, we have this big ambition to team up with organisations in West Africa, such as LASDEL in Niamey (Niger), but also in Europe, such as the African Studies Centre of Leiden, where I work, to develop a research agenda covering the 'regalian state' across the Sahel."

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