Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

Politics in Africa: Violence and Patronage

Posted in African Politics, Global Africa by ruben eberlein on July 10, 2013

Is it true that domination and politics in general work differently in Africa than in Europe or the US? Part one of a series on theory and the everyday life that appeared in the latest issue of Konkret magazine. Find it here as pdf (German). I introduce several concepts that are, in my opinion, useful to understand important developments in African countries, inter alia Bayart’s extraversion, Chabal/Daloz’s instrumentalisation of disorder and Mbembe’s private indirect government.

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