Politics in Africa: Violence and Patronage
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.