On Private Indirect Government

On Private Indirect Government

by Achille Mbembe (Editor)


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Two hypothesis form the basis of this study. First, that development in African countries follows many models, on many time-scales; and secondly that private indirect government is taking the place of the state in controlling individual conduct. The author concludes that a new form of the organisation of power is emerging based on the control of the means of coercion - in effect, privatisation of public violence.

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ISBN-13: 9781904855248
Publisher: African Books Collective Limited
Publication date: 02/24/2007
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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