Negotiating Statehood: Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa

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Tobias Hagmann, Didier Péclard
Wiley, Sep 26, 2011 - Political Science - 240 pages
Negotiating Statehood: Dynamics of Power and Domination inAfrica provides a conceptual framework for analysing dynamicprocesses of state-making in Africa. 
  • Features a conceptual framework which provides a method foranalysing the everyday making, contestation, and negotiation ofstatehood in contemporary Africa
  • Conceptualizes who negotiates statehood (the actors, resourcesand repertoires), where these negotiation processes take place, andwhat these processes are all about
  • Includes a collections of essays that provides empirical andanalytical insights into these processes in eight different countrystudies in Africa
  • Critically reflects on the negotiability of statehood inAfrica

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About the author (2011)

Tobias Hagmann is a Lecturer at the Department of Geography,University of Zürich and a Fellow of the Rift ValleyInstitute. He is the co-editor of Contested Power: TraditionalAuthorities and Multi-party Elections in Ethiopia.

Didier Péclard is Senior Researcher at the SwissPeace Foundation in Bern, where he works on statehood in societiesafter violent conflicts, and Lecturer in political science at theUniversity of Basel. He has published extensively on nationalism,religion and state formation in Angola.

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