The Journal of North African Studies

Aims and scope

North Africa has been understudied despite its significant historical, political, social, economic, and cultural legacies and its links to Europe, West Asia, and Saharan and Sahelian Africa. Its principal constituent countries stretch from Mauritania in the west to Egypt in the east and include Morocco (along with the disputed Western Sahara), Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. North African revolutions initiated and inspired the “Arab Spring” and current interest in the region and its strategic importance has grown exponentially.

The Journal of North African Studies provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars of and from the region. Its contents cover both country-based and regional themes, which range from historical inquiries to political, sociological, cultural, anthropological, and economic studies. It is the first academic journal in English to analyze historic and current affairs of an important region of the Mediterranean basin linking West Asia, Africa, and Europe.

You will find the complete list of articles her of 11 amazing authors on a special issue of the Journal of North African Studies dedicated to the new Moroccan migration policy :

Leslie Gross-Wyrtzen & Lorena Gazzotti (2020) Telling histories of the present: postcolonial perspectives on Morocco’s ‘radically new’ migration policy, The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1800204

Katharina Natter (2020) Crafting a ‘liberal monarchy’: regime consolidation and immigration policy reform in Morocco, The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1800206

Sara Benjelloun (2020) Morocco’s new migration policy: between geostrategic interests and incomplete implementation, The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1800207

Mercedes G. Jiménez-Alvarez, Keina Espiñeira & Lorena Gazzotti (2020) Migration policy and international human rights frameworks in Morocco: tensions and contradictions, The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1800208

Lorena Gazzotti & Maria Hagan (2020) Dispersal and dispossession as bordering: exploring migration governance through mobility in post-2013 Morocco, The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1800209

Anissa Maâ (2020) Manufacturing collaboration in the deportation field: intermediation and the institutionalisation of the International Organisation for Migration’s ‘voluntary return’ programmes in Morocco, The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1800210

Elsa Tyszler (2020) Humanitarianism and black female bodies: violence and intimacy at the Moroccan–Spanish border, The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1800211

A. George Bajalia (2020) Dima Africa, daily darija: im/migrant sociality, settlement, and state policy in Tangier, Morocco, The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1800212

Cynthia Magallanes-Gonzalez (2020) Sub-Saharan leaders in Morocco’s migration industry: activism, integration, and smuggling, The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1800213

Catherine Therrien & Jackson Abena Banyomo (2020) The king’s offer: a helping hand to try my luck, The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1800205

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