Politics of Origin in Africa

Politics of Origin in Africa

Morten Bøås


during this revealing new ebook, Bøås and Dunn discover the phenomenon of autochthony – actually ‘son of the soil’ – in African politics. In modern Africa, questions of foundation are one of the most vital and contested political matters, without delay in relation to the politics of position, belonging, identification and contested citizenship. Land claims and autochthony disputes are the hallmark of political crises in lots of areas at the continent. studying a few high-profile circumstances, together with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Kenya, this can be a necessary ebook for an individual wishing to appreciate the effect of autochthony on modern African politics and conflicts.

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