The Davies Papers

In 2010, the David Davies Memorial Institute (DDMI) launched The Davies Papers, a working papers series named in honour of Lord David Davies.

The series comprises of different themes, each with its own editor. Various themes are under consideration, and preparations are being made for themes on nuclear weapons and nuclear proliferation. Research published as a Davies Paper can be an author’s last word on a topic, a draft of a paper, the text or substantive notes for a presentation, or work in progress.  



The primary aim of The Davies Papers is to disseminate research by DDMI members, staff and senior graduate students of the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. We are also open to submissions from the wider scholarly community and the general public. Contributions to The Davies Papers should be approximately 4,000-9,000 words. If you are interested in submitting to The Davies Papers, please e-mail 


Davies Papers - Africa Series

Editor: Dr Carl Death 

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May 2015

Is there a 'learning crisis' in Africa? Education and development post-2015 Carl Death, David Hulme, Nicola Banks, Helen Underhill, Dereck Arubayi, Paul Skidmore David Davies - Africa Series No.8





Reflections on UK Africa relations: Britain and Africa after 50 years Mark Simmonds MP Davies Paper - Africa Series No. 7 





Transnational Terrorism, Armed Conflict and Fragility in African States Oluwaseun Bamidele Davies Paper - Africa Series No. 6 (PDF)
5 May 2014

Can Britain Break with its Colonial Past? A critique of the British government’s and British extractive companies’ role in Africa 

Claude Kabemba 

Davies Paper - Africa Series No. 5
4 April 2014

The Human Dimensions of Climate Change: The Politics of Food and Water Security in Africa

Reflections on an international conference held at Aberystwyth University, 18-20 September 2013 

Dr Carl Death, Professor Ken Booth, Gediminas Lesutis, Peter Hughes, Märit Olsson, Julie Green, Justa Hopma, Dr Grant Dawson 

Davies Paper - Africa Series No. 4
3 March 2014

The Westgate Terrorist Attack and the Transformation of Al-Shabab: A Global Jihadist Perspective 

Daniel E. Agbiboa 

Davies Paper - Africa Series No. 3
2 February 2014

Water and Food Security in the Nile Basin: Climate Change from Policy to Implementation 

Dr Muna Mirghani 

Davies Paper - Africa Series No. 2
1 January 2014

Civil society in Nigeria: A force for social inclusion and sustainable development? 

Dr Essien D. Essien 

Davies Paper - Africa Series No. 1


Davies Papers - Davies Forum Series

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2 2011-2012

Red or White? Why I Wear a Remembrance Poppy

Professor Ken Booth, Professor Richard Jackson, Dr Jeff Bridoux Davies Paper - Davies Forum Series No.2
1 2011 - 2012

Should we still fear international terrorism?’ 

Professor Richard Jackson, Dr Claudia Hillebrand, Professor Ken Booth  Davies Paper - Davies Forum Series No.1