'New moral economies of care and welfare in Africa: a return to the universal?' - Thematic Panel Stream at ASAUK 2020

Team members Ruth Prince, Victoria Muinde and David Bannister are organising a stream of thematic panels at the annual conference of the UK African Studies Association, to be held from 8-10 September in Cardiff this year. The stream is hosted by our UHC in Africa project, and all team members are helping to convene individual panels, in collaboration with partners from other research institutions.  

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We are currently calling for papers and panels as part of our thematic stream, ‘New moral economies of health and welfare in Africa: a return to the Universal?’. Current sessions open for papers (from all relevant fields) include:

Thematic roundtable: ‘The universal and the public good - care and welfare in Africa’ (Chairs and discussants TBC)

Panel: ‘Generations of health and welfare in Africa: moral economy, history and the present’. Convened by David Bannister and Holly Ashford

Panel: ‘Beyond mobile money: Digital technologies, economic life and the public good in Africa’. Convened by Tom Neumark

Panel: ‘Healthcare, citizenship and the state: new figurations of obligation, solidarity and inequality in Africa’. Convened by Jamie Wintrup and Vickie Muinde. 

Panel: ‘(Re)Distribution and Universalism: the moral economy of social protection and cash transfers’. Convened by Liz Fouksman. 

The deadline for submissions is 22nd March, and the conference and panel stream website are here, showing individual panels and convenors: http://www.asauk.net/asauk-2020/thematic-streams-asauk2020/new-moral-economies-of-care-and-welfare-in-africa-a-return-to-the-universal/

The stream is hosted by the ERC-Funded project, ‘Universal Health Coverage and the Public Good in Africa’. For more information, please contact the stream organisers Ruth Prince, Jacinta Victoria Muinde and David Bannister:




Published Feb. 19, 2020 6:28 PM - Last modified Feb. 20, 2020 4:03 PM