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Gufu Oba, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
In Nomads in the Shadows of Empires, Gufu Oba offers accounts of the outcomes of imperial state contests over trans-frontier treaty, nomads grazing and watering movements, banditry, ethnic conflicts and wars that created lasting legacies along the southern Ethiopian-northern Kenyan frontier.
Robert Ross, Leiden University, Marja Hinfelaar, Southern African Institute for Policy and Research, Zambia and Iva Peša, Leiden University
In The Objects of Life in Central Africa the history of consumption and social change from 1840 until 1980 is explored. By looking at the socio-economic, political and cultural meaning and impact of goods the contributions reassess Central African history
Sandra J.T.M. Evers, Caroline Seagle, Froukje Krijtenburg, VU University Amsterdam
Africa for Sale? Positioning the State, Land and Society in Foreign Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Africa analyzes the role of the state in driving, negotiating and facilitating (foreign) land deals, and examines the extent to which large-scale land acquisitions are conditioned by land ...
This is the first book that investigates political banishment in South Africa as well as with a global, historical and comparative focus. It advances understanding of banishment as an old and common practice.
edited by Sakhela Buhlungu,University of Pretoria and Malehoko Tshoaedi, University of South Africa
COSATU's Contested Legacy analyses the dilemmas and opportunities of trade unionism in contemporary South Africa. The volume brings into sharp relief the contestation that union activists engage in as they seek to chart a future trajectory for trade unionism.
Eric Morier-Genoud (editor), Queen's University Belfast
This book brings together new research on nations and nationalism in Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. It provides original case studies as well as a theoretical discussion on the subject.
Kjetil Tronvoll and Tobias Hagmann (editors)
Drawing on nine case studies, this book offers a comparative ethnography of the contested powers that shape democratization in Ethiopia. Focusing on the competitive 2005 elections, the authors analyze how customary leaders, political parties and state officials confronted each other during ...
Can ‘traditional’ leaders and institutions help to build more legitimate, accountable and effective governments in polities or ‘states’ under (re)construction? This book investigates the fascinating case of “Somaliland”, the 20-year old non-recognized state which emerged from Somalia’s conflict ...
Bill Derman, Norwegian University of the Life Sciences, Anne Hellum, University of Oslo, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Peace Research Institute of Oslo
Worlds of Human Rights presents ethnographic studies from Sub Saharan Africa that highlight how individuals and groups use human rights to achieve greater justice. It shows how struggles concerning land, property, gender equality and legal identity are shaped by contexts of history, power ...
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