Permanent Academic Staff

Elias Phaahla

Dr Elias Phaahla 


 021 650 3379

 Room 5.23, Robert Leslie Social 

  • Roles

    Research and Seminar Committee
  • Biography

  • External Appointments

    Editorial and Review Committee Member for the African Governance and Occasional Seminar Series (AGOSS) of the African Peer Review Mechanism
  • Useful Links

  • Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact

    • Welfare Capitalism in Mauritius and South Africa
    • Developmental States
    • China-Africa Relations
    • BRICS
  • Teaching

    Undergraduate teaching

    • Comparative Politics POL2038F

    Postgraduate teaching

    • Comparative Politics POL4012F/POL5001F
    • Advanced/Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis POL4049S/POL5047S
  • Postgrad Supervision

    • Developmental states and the politics of welfare state building
    • Foreign Policies of Brazil and Argentina towards Africa
    • Political economies of countries in the global South
    • BRICS and Africa’s international relations
  • Publications

    •  Phaahla, Elias et al (2020), “Social Justice and Sustainable Development and Quality of Life”, in Revista: Tempo Du Mundo, no.22, pp. 75-94,
    • Phaahla, E (2020), “Unravelling the resolutions of the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and their Implications for Africa and BRICS”, in Africa Insight, Vol. 50, No. 2 (forthcoming)
    • Phaahla, Elias (2019), “Electoral experiences and (social) democratic expectations in Mauritius, 1968 -2005”, in Gray, R., Rupiya, M., Teffo, L., and Gutto, S (eds.), A Glass Full or Half Empty: The Challenges of Political Succession and Elections in Africa, Ssali Publishers: Cape Town, pp. 94 – 115
    • Phaahla, Elias (2019), “Mauritius’ competitive party politics and social democratic outcomes since independence”, in Strategic Review of Southern Africa, Vol. 41, No. 2,
    • Phaahla, Elias., Netswera, Fulufhelo., and Josie, Jaya (2017), Social Justice and Sustainable Development and Quality of Life, in Viswanathan, H.H.S., and Soni, Shubh (eds.).: Realising the BRICS Long-Term Goals: Road-maps and pathways – A proposal by the BRICS Think Tanks Council, Observer Research Foundation: Delhi
    • Phaahla, Elias (2015), “Review: Religion without Redemption: Social Contradictions and Awakened Dreams in Latin America”, in Latin American Review, Vol. 31, No. 1,