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Selected African Studies in Memory of Zsuzsánna Biedermann

The book is a dedication to the memory of Dr Zsuzsánna Biedermann via Hungarian scholarship in African studies. It therefore can contribute to broadening the horizon of global knowledge production on African issues. It delves into several subjects by a series of case studies that analyze African and Eastern European connections, Africa’s developmental states, development and urban segregation and processes of food crisis and migration, while also paying particular attention to the country of Rwanda and the region of East Africa, where Dr Biedermann also carried out field research.

This collection of unpublished papers by distinguished Hungarian scholars of African studies is based on secondary and/or primary research results and uses various methodological tools: archival research, field research and statistical analysis. In several instances, certain papers had originally been designed in collaboration with her, but could not take shape due to her death. It draws attention to Africa-related scholarship from the “other Europe”, i.e., post-Communist Central and Eastern European countries.


Judit Kiss is Full Professor of International Economics and Development Studies at IBS (International Business School)/University of Buckingham, UK, and a research professor at the Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungary. She holds a DSc from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She was Visiting Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1985–89). Her fields of research are international trade and development aid, economic development of Sub-Saharan African countries, FDI, remittances, and food security.

István Tarrósy is Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Pécs (UP), Hungary, and Visiting Professor at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. He is Director of the Hungarian Africa Research Centre and Head of the Doctoral Programme in International Politics at UP. He is Affiliate Professor at the Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship, University of Florida, USA. His fields of research are: Afro-Asian relations, geopolitics, security of Sub-Saharan African countries, global African migrations, and Hungarian foreign policy towards Africa.

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ISBN: 1-0364-0445-5

ISBN13: 978-1-0364-0445-1

Release Date: 30th May 2024

Pages: 359

Price: £77.99

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