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DIMENSIONS OF AFRICAN STATEHOOD : everyday governance and provision of public goods, (electronic resource)

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DIMENSIONS OF AFRICAN STATEHOOD : everyday governance and provision of public goods
Title
DIMENSIONS OF AFRICAN STATEHOOD
Title remainder
everyday governance and provision of public goods
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Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that the way in which we use the concept of "state" in many African countries must involve a deeper engagement of the complex workings of state-society relations, rather than a master narrative of European state formation. Dimensions of African Statehood explores the concept of "statehood" as a set of daily practices that govern and generate effects through the voices of those performing and living the state. The book is based on extensive, firsthand research on the delivery of and access to public goods as expressions of statehood in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A public good, a field long dominated by economic models, can be seen as a power relation rather than a universal, positive good. By unpacking the meaning of "whose public," the book offers an avenue for a dynamic and multilayered understanding of practices that express and shape statehood. The assessment of statehood as presented in this book is an invitation to contribute to the new era of what statehood entails in regions different from the Global North. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of politics, African studies, and governance
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Randi Solhjell is affiliated with the Norwegian Police University College and the Centre for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo. She was a former senior research fellow associatedat the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics
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Solhjell, Randi
Dewey number
320.8096
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
African governance
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  • Local government
  • Public goods
  • Africa
  • Africa
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DIMENSIONS OF AFRICAN STATEHOOD : everyday governance and provision of public goods, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography7 Governance, citizenship, and the dimensions of statehood; Forms of governance in controlling public goods; Forms of citizenship in accessing public goods; Dimensions of statehood; Concluding remarks; Notes; Bibliography; 8 Conclusion; Theoretical contribution; Empirical and political contribution; Bibliography; Index
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface and acknowledgments; List of acronyms and names; 1 Introduction; Aims of the book; The empirical study; Book summary and structure; Bibliography; 2 Conceptual framework: dimensions of statehood; Meanings of statehood through the lens of public goods; Dimensions of statehood: studying statehood from different practices; Concluding remarks; Bibliography; 3 Introducing Bukavu; Colonial Bukavu; Zaïre and the national project; Contemporary DRC and Bukavu; Notes; Bibliography
  • 4 Managing waste: "the political class does not take care of garbage here"Waste management from the providers' point of view; Waste management from the citizens' point of view; Concluding remarks; Notes; Bibliography; 5 "We need to live, but the leaders are killing us": water and hydroelectricity; Controlling water distribution; Citizens' perspectives; Hydroelectricity; Concluding remarks; Notes; Bibliography; 6 State persistence: perspectives from the roads; Road construction and traffic control from the providers' point of view; Citizens' perspectives; Concluding remarks; Notes
Control code
on1111943290
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429870958
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111943290
Label
DIMENSIONS OF AFRICAN STATEHOOD : everyday governance and provision of public goods, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography7 Governance, citizenship, and the dimensions of statehood; Forms of governance in controlling public goods; Forms of citizenship in accessing public goods; Dimensions of statehood; Concluding remarks; Notes; Bibliography; 8 Conclusion; Theoretical contribution; Empirical and political contribution; Bibliography; Index
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface and acknowledgments; List of acronyms and names; 1 Introduction; Aims of the book; The empirical study; Book summary and structure; Bibliography; 2 Conceptual framework: dimensions of statehood; Meanings of statehood through the lens of public goods; Dimensions of statehood: studying statehood from different practices; Concluding remarks; Bibliography; 3 Introducing Bukavu; Colonial Bukavu; Zaïre and the national project; Contemporary DRC and Bukavu; Notes; Bibliography
  • 4 Managing waste: "the political class does not take care of garbage here"Waste management from the providers' point of view; Waste management from the citizens' point of view; Concluding remarks; Notes; Bibliography; 5 "We need to live, but the leaders are killing us": water and hydroelectricity; Controlling water distribution; Citizens' perspectives; Hydroelectricity; Concluding remarks; Notes; Bibliography; 6 State persistence: perspectives from the roads; Road construction and traffic control from the providers' point of view; Citizens' perspectives; Concluding remarks; Notes
Control code
on1111943290
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429870958
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111943290

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