The Journal of Sociology and Development is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly, original empirical research, theoretical contributions, and book reviews in the fields of Sociology and Development Studies with a multidisciplinary and global perspective, and with a focus on the African continent. The vision of the journal is to stimulate scientific communication towards the understanding of the continent departing from a plurality of perspectives. With most social sciences journals being produced and published outside Africa, JSD is envisaged as a forum for the growing number of academics working within the social sciences disciplines in Africa. International contributions are welcome and crucial in achieving the JSD vision. JSD welcomes contributions in all branches of Sociology as well as contributions in the field of Development Studies that take a marked socio-economic, political and cultural perspective on questions related to societal development, social policy, governance, resource management and similar topics.