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REPORT – Séminaire général LAM – « Researching Africa and the offshore world »

13 avril 2023 / 14h30 16h30

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This session will be held in English. The article Researching Africa and the offshore world written by Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, and published by Cambridge University Press in The Journal of Modern African Studies , Volume 60 , Issue 3, September 2022, pp. 265 – 296 will be discussed.

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Pour cette séance, qui sera tenue en anglais, LAM propose une discussion autour de l’article Researching Africa and the offshore world de Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, publié par Cambridge University Press.

L’article a été publié dans The Journal of Modern African Studies , Volume 60 , Issue 3, September 2022, pp. 265 – 296

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Abstract

One of the key features of today’s global economy is an ‘offshore world’ of financial structures, institutions and techniques designed to provide secrecy, asset protection and tax exemption. While its worldwide impact is very significant, Africa is affected to an unusual extent by the strategies of tax avoidance/evasion, outward financial flows (both legal and illegal) and corruption enabled by the offshore world. This is corroborated by a number of quantitative studies of capital flight as well as by influential investigations such as the Pandora Papers, Panama Papers and Luanda Leaks. The offshore world’s limited presence in the study of contemporary African politics, political economy and international relations is therefore striking. The purpose of this exploratory paper is to highlight this gap, provide a preliminary analysis, and suggest that the politics of African insertion in the global offshore economy merits more attention from scholars of African politics.
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Intervenant / Speaker

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Professor of the International Politics of Africa, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University

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Informations pratiques / Useful information

The session is postponed. We will keep you informed as soon as possible.