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State recognition and democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa : a new dawn for traditional authorities?

Author: Lars Buur; Helene Maria Kyed
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Palgrave studies in governance, security, and development.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the complex, often counter-balancing consequences of the involvement of traditional authority in the wave of democratization and liberal-style state-building that has rolled over Sub-Saharan Africa in the past decade. It scrutinizes how, in practice, traditional leaders are being drawn into governance in Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Malawi, Burkina Faso, and the Somali region of Ethiopia. The  Read more...
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State recognition and democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608068065
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Buur; Helene Maria Kyed
ISBN: 0230600336 9780230600331
OCLC Number: 82368054
Description: xiii, 241 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Traditional authority and democratization in Africa / Helene Maria Kyed and Lars Buur --
Bringing the sultan back in : elders as peacemakers in Ethiopia's Somali region / Tobias Hagmann --
Ambivalent role of chiefs : rural decentralization initiatives in Malawi / Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza --
Chiefs, policing, and vigilantes : "cleaning up" the Caprivi borderland of Namibia / Wolfgang Zeller --
Traditional authority in Mozambique : the legible space between state and community / Lars Buur and Helene Maria Kyed --
Traditional chieftaincy, party politics, and political violence in Burkina Faso / Sten Hagberg --
From pastoral to state politics : traditional authorities in northern Somalia / Markus V. Höhne --
Traditional authority : accountablility and governance in Zimbabwe / Everisto Mapedza --
"Now we are a town" : chiefs, investors, and the state in Zambia's western province / Wolfgang Zeller.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in governance, security, and development.
Responsibility: edited by Lars Buur and Helene Maria Kyed.
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