Public Authority and Local Politics in Africa
Edited by Christian Lund
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Twilight Institutions by Christian Lund
Book DescriptionFocusing on the condition of public authority in Africa, Twilight Institutions investigates how, when confronted with state failure, public institutions attempt to gain authority; operating in the twilight between state and society, between public and private. * Approaches public authority 'from below', exploring a variety of concrete encounters between forms of public authority and the more or less mundane practices of ordinary people
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405155281
(228mm x 154mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christian Lund
Rule and Rupture, Paperback (June 2017)
This book examines the ways in which political authority is defined and created by the rights of community membership and access to resources. It uses extensive fieldwork to provide a nuanced assessment of political states commonly viewed as fragile or failed.
Local Politics and the Dynamics of Property in Africa, Paperback (March 2010)
This book looks at how public authority and the state are formed throughout Africa in land struggles and debates over property.
Politics of Possession, Paperback (December 2009)» View all books by Christian Lund
The Politics of Possession investigates how struggles over access to resources and political power constitute property and authority recursively. Such dynamics are integral to state formation in societies characterized by normative and legal pluralism.
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Author Biography - Christian Lund
Christian Lund is Professor in International Development Studies at Roskilde University, Denmark. He has conducted specialized research on socio-legal processes of conflict and their relationship to policy and politics, institutional arrangements of property, and natural resources management. He has gained extensive field experience while working in Niger, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal. He is the author of Law, Power and Politics in Niger - Land Struggles and the Rural Code, 1998, and the co-editor of Negotiating Property in Africa, 2002.
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