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Territorialising identity, authority and conflict in Africa: an introduction
The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1520-4191
2015 (English)In: The journal of contemporary African studies, ISSN 0258-9001, Vol. 33, no 2, 163-170 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In much of Africa, the simultaneous contestation over sub-national demarcations, political identities and the locus of authority has activated a territorial politics. In such contexts of uncertainty, state rulers and other social forces advance competing notions of the relevant and legitimate boundaries of territories and identities. This collection of articles examines how, across the continent, struggles over territory are linked to divergent understandings of identity and authority, with significance for territorial integrity, national identity and conflict.

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2015. Vol. 33, no 2, 163-170 p.
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Africa, territorial politics, identity, authority, conflict
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1938DOI: 10.1080/02589001.2015.1065577OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-1938DiVA: diva2:857499
Available from: 2015-09-29 Created: 2015-09-29 Last updated: 2015-09-30Bibliographically approved

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