Dr. Blessings Chinsinga

Country of current residence

Malawi

Current position

Senior Lecturer in Political and Administrative Sciences

Current institute employer

Chancellor College, University of Malawi

Since

2005

Profession

Social Scientist

Degrees / expertise

BA (Public Administration), University of Malawi

MPhil(Development Studies) University of Cambridge

Professional experience

Lecturer in Institutional Analysis, Development Administration, Public Policy Analysis and African Politics

2007

Chinsinga, B..  2007.  Decentralization and Poverty Reduction in Malawi: A Critical Appraisal.  In: Gordon C., and Thomas H. (eds.): Decentralization, Poverty Reduction and Conflict Management in Africa. EADI Publishers, Netherlands.  

2006

Chinsinga, B..  2006.  The Interface between Tradition and Modernity: The Struggle for Political Space at the Local Level in Malawi.  Civilizations, 54 (1-2)   : 255-274   .

2005

Chinsinga B.  2005.  Clash of Voices: Community Based Targeting of Safety Net Interventions in Malawi.  Social Policy and Administration, Vol. 39 No. 3, 39 (3)   : 284-301   . Download [PDF | 124.63KB]
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Chinsinga, B.  2005.  The politics of poverty reduction in the context of political and administrative reforms: The case study of decentralisation in Malawi.  Doctoral Thesis at  University of Mainz.  Further Information
Chinsinga, B..  2005.  District Assemblies in a Fix: The Perils of Politics of Capacity in the Political and Administrative Reforms in Malawi.  Development Southern Africa Journal, 22 (5)   : 529-548   .

2004

Chinsinga, B.  2004.  Poverty and Food Security in the Context of Crumbling Traditional Support Systems: Some Policy Reflections.  Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 25 (2)   : 321-340   .

2003

Chinsinga, B.  2003.  The Participatory Development Approach Under a Microscope: The Case of the Poverty Alleviation Programme in Malawi.  Journal of Social Development in Africa, 18 (1)   : 129-144   . Download [PDF]
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Chinsinga, B.  2003.  The Problem of Lack of Alternative Leadership in Democratic Malawi: Some Reflections Ahead of the 2004 General Elections.  Nordic Journal of African Studies, 12 (1)   : 1-22   . Download [PDF]
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Chinsinga, B.  2003.  The Role of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) in Poverty Reduction Efforts.  In: Mulinge, M. and P. Mufune (eds.): Debt Relief Initiatives and Poverty Alleviation: Lessons from Africa. AISA.  

2002

Chinsinga, B.  2002.  A Beacon of Hope in a Regional Context: The Case of South Africa in Southern Africa.  Regional Development Studies, 8   : 1-19   .
Chinsinga, B.  2002.  The Politics of Poverty Alleviation in Malawi: A Critical Review.  In: Englund, H (eds.): A Democracy of Chameleons: Politics and Culture in the New Malawi. Nordiska Africa Institutet Uppsala.   pp 25-42. 
Chinsinga, B.  2002.  Globalisation and Regional Integration: The Case of the Southern Development Community.  In: D. Milanzi, M. Mulinge and E. Mukamaambo (eds.): Democracy, Human Rights and Regional Co-operation in Southern Africa. Africa Institute.  

2001

Chinsinga, B.  2001.  The Market as an Instrument of Political Control and Exploitation: Some Insights from Kenya.  Journal of Cultural Studies, 3 (1)   : 246-258   .
Chinsinga, B.  2001.  Africa and the Globalising World Economy: Some Policy and Theoretical Reflections.  In: Maloka E., & le Roux E. (eds.): Africa in the New Millennium. Africa Institute of South Africa.   pp 61-74. 

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research countries
  • Malawi
Research projects
I am involved in two book projects on Malawi. The first one focuses on Strategies of Achieving Food Security whilst the second one focuses on Politics and Government in Malawi.
Working groups

I belong to the working group on Governance and Conflict in ZEF A department. This group is coordinated by Dr. Conrad Schetter and members are working on various thematic issues concerning governance and conflict in Africa, Asia and Russia

Professional experience
Lecturer in Institutional Analysis, Development Administration, Public Policy Analysis and African Politics
Degrees

BA (Public Administration), University of Malawi

MPhil(Development Studies) University of Cambridge

Funding institutions

DAAD/GTZ

Contacts

Blessings Chinsinga

Department of Political and Cultural Change (ZEF A)

D-53113, Germany

E-mail kchinsinga@yahoo.co.uk

Research partners

University of Mainz, Department of Social Anthropology and African Studies (Prof. Dr. Thomas Bierschenck)

Department of Political and Administrative Studies, Chancellor College, University of Malawi

Research affiliation

I carried out my PhD research in corraboration with the Department of Political and Administrative Studies, Chancellor College, University of Malawi

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ via DAAD & GTZ

Cooperation partners

University of Mainz, Department of Social Anthropology and African Studies (Prof. Dr. Thomas Bierschenck)

Department of Political and Administrative Studies, Chancellor College, University of Malawi

Blessings Chinsinga

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department :
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change

Office E-Mail:
bchinsinga(at)chanco.unima.mw