Politics of Origin in Africa: Autochthony, Citizenship and Conflict

Politics of Origin in Africa: Autochthony, Citizenship and Conflict

by Morten Boas, Kevin Dunn

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ISBN-13: 9781848139961
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Morten Bøås is Head of Research at Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies in Oslo, Norway.

Kevin C. Dunn is Associate Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: conflict, land scarcity and tales of origin
2. Autochthony, melancholy and uncertainty in contemporary African politics
3. Liberia: civil war and the 'Mandingo question'
4. Kenya: majimboism, indigenous land claims and electoral violence
5. Democratic Republic of Congo: 'dead certainty' in North Kivu
6. Côte d'Ivoire: production and the politics of belonging
7. Conclusion

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