Editorial from ROAPE Volume 31 Number 102
Agendas, Past and Future
This issue marks the 30th anniversary of the birth of The Review of African Political Economy in 1974. At the time, its founders were unsure if it would get off the ground and they certainly never thought it would last thirty years! Apart from debate about what its role would be, there were doubts about their own stamina, and about whether successor generations would emerge to take it on. The challenge was set out by Anderson in relation to another Left Review: "political journals have no choice: to be true to themselves, they must aim to extend their real life beyond the conditions or generations that gave rise to them"