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Zambia Social Science Journal

ISSN No: 2079-5521
Journal Editor(s):
Prof Jotham Momba
Subject: Social Sciences

Journal Description


The Zambia Social Science Journal is published under the auspices of the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR). The primary objective is to publish scholarly work in the social sciences and development. Serving as a forum for argument, debate, review, reflection, and discussion, the Journal is informed by the results of relevant and rigorous research. The published papers are peer reviewed by anonymous reviewers. Final acceptance or rejection of submitted papers rests with the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board reserves the right to refuse any material for publication. The Journal is published bi-annually, with editions coming out in April and November. Subscriptions rates are available on request.







Editor(s) Biography


Created in 2006 under the laws of Zambia, the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) is an independent, educational, research and development oriented research center. Through research, publications, documentation, seminars and dialogue facilitation, the Institute aims to contribute to improved policy making, research capacity and governance. It also serves as a catalyst for new ideas, a repository of knowledge to pursue good governance, economic development in Zambia and the Southern African region.


Chief Editor:
Jotham Momba

Managing Editor:
Jessica Achberger

Associate Editors:
Fay Gadsden, Manenga Ndulo, Caesar Cheelo, and Marja Hinfelaar

Editorial Advisory Board:
Kassahun Berhanu Alemu, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Nic Cheeseman, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
John Sentamu-Ddumba, Makerere University, Uganda
Evans Kaimoyo, University of Zambia, Zambia
Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, African Development Bank, Tunisia
Joyce Luma, World Food Programme, Italy
Edwin MacLellan, Cape Breton University, Canada
Mable Milimo, COMESA Secretariat, Zambia
Moses Musonda, Zambia Open University, Zambia
Kalombo Mwansa, Zambia Open University, Zambia
Pamela Nakamba-Kabaso, University of Zambia, Zambia
Muna Ndulo, Cornell University, USA
Alistair Nolan, OECD, France
Bizeck Phiri, University of Zambia, Zambia
Lloyd Sachikonye, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Mohamed Salih, Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands
Ventakesh Seshamani, University of Zambia, Zambia



Jotham C Momba is an Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political and Administrative Studies at the University of Zambia and has also taught at the University of Swaziland and at Drew University as a Fulbright Scholar. Momba is a holder of a BA degree from the University of Zambia and MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. His area of specialisation is comparative politics. He has previously served as President of the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), 2007- 2011; as a Member of Board of Directors, Zambia Open University, 2007-2008; and as an Editorial Advisory Board Member, Afro-Eurasian Studies, since 2012.








Journal Titles

Zambia Social Science Journal Vol. 2, No. 2 (November 2011)

This issue of the Zambia Social Science Journal looks at a number of pressing issues focusing on different parts of the Southern African sub-region. In “Estimating the Impact of Food, Fuel, and Financial Crises on Zambian Households,” Neil McCulloch and Amit Grover combine national household survey data from Zambia in 2006 with det...
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Zambia Social Science Journal Vol. 3, No. 1 (April 2012)

This issue of the Zambia Social Science Journal examines educational and economic issues in Sudan and South Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. In the first article, Bruno Yawe looks at the technical efficiency of Uganda’s primary schools over period from 1995 to 2009. The study focuses on immediate education outputs, demonstrating that U...
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Zambia Social Science Journal Vol. 3, No. 2

This issue of the Zambia Social Science Journal ranges in scope from a historical account of African traditional midwives in colonial Ghana to election regulations and law in Zambia and, finally, to residential solid waste generation in Uganda. The first article, “African Traditional Midwives and the Transformation of Midwifery in ...
£29.99