BEYOND IMPUNITY, new directions for governance in Malawi

: Ross (K.), Chiweza (A.) & Mulwafu (W.) eds.

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396pp., paperback, Cape Town & Mzuzu, 2022


"An extremely engaging and gripping collection that analyses Malawi's democratic project in a historical and contemporary perspective with a depth and breadth that very few existing accounts can rival." Blessings Chinsinga, Director of the Centre for Social Research and Professor at the Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Malawi

"The events of 2019/2020 were momentous not just for democracy in Malawi but for the wider region. This impressive volume brings together critical insights that reveal why the presidential election was nullified, how key democratic institutions emerged stronger than before, and the challenges that still remain." Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham

"Well researched and written by mostly Malawian scholars using a wide variety of local and international sources and new data collected through field work, this book offers fresh perspectives of an assortment of topical issues from the environment, federalism, and gender to governance, financial management, and trust. It also brings to our attention young scholars writing on Malawi, who offer different perspectives to those we are used to reading and refreshing new ways of looking at the country's historical and contemporary issues." Diana Cammack, South African political scientist

Kenneth Ross is Professor of Theology at Zomba Theological College, Malawi, and Associate Minister of Bemvu Parish. He has served as Professor of Theology at the University of Malawi, General Secretary of the Church of Scotland Board of World Mission and Chair of the Scotland Malawi Partnership.

Asiyati Chiweza is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies, Chancellor College, University of Malawi.

Wapulumuka O. Mulwafu is Professor of Environmental History and Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Chancellor College, University of Malawi.