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Negotiating Statehood: Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa

Negotiating Statehood: Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa

Tobias Hagmann (Editor), Didier Péclard (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-39557-0 October 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 256 Pages

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Negotiating Statehood: Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa provides a conceptual framework for analysing dynamic processes of state-making in Africa. 
  • Features a conceptual framework which provides a method for analysing the everyday making, contestation, and negotiation of statehood in contemporary Africa
  • Conceptualizes who negotiates statehood (the actors, resources and repertoires), where these negotiation processes take place, and what these processes are all about
  • Includes a collections of essays that provides empirical and analytical insights into these processes in eight different country studies in Africa
  • Critically reflects on the negotiability of statehood in Africa
Notes on Contributors vii

1 Negotiating Statehood: Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa
Tobias Hagmann and Didier Péclard 1

2 Protection for Sale? War and the Transformation of Regulation on the Congo–Ugandan Border
Timothy Raeymaekers 24

3 The Struggle Continues? The Spectre of Liberation, Memory Politics and ‘War Veterans’ in Namibia
Lalli Metsola 49

4 Federal Restructuring in Ethiopia: Renegotiating Identity and Borders along the Oromo–Somali Ethnic Frontiers
Asnake Kefale 74

5 Facing Up to the Centre: The Emergence of Regional Elite Associations in Angola’s Political Transition Process
Inge Ruigrok 95

6 The People, the Power and the Public Service: Political Identification during Guinea’s General Strikes in 2007
Anita Schroven 116

7 The Party and the State: Frelimo and Social Stratification in Post-socialist Mozambique
Jason Sumich 134

8 Maintenant, on sait qui est qui: Statehood and Political Reconfiguration in Northern Côte d’Ivoire
Till Förster 154

9 Negotiating Statehood in a Hybrid Political Order: The Case of Somaliland
Marleen Renders and Ulf Terlinden 177

10 Researching African Statehood Dynamics: Negotiability and its Limits
Martin Doornbos 200

Index 222