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New Political Topographies

Title
New Political Topographies: Trans-boundary Flows, Power and Legitimation in Africa and Beyond
Speaker(s)
Hosted by: Dr Jana Hönke # PIR, University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Kathy Dodworth # PIR, University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Rita Abrahamsen # University of Ottawa
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Date and Time
28th May 2015 10:00 - 29th May 2015 17:00
Location
Chrystal Macmillan Building
URL
http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/events/other_events/2015_2016/conference_new_political_topographies_trans-boundary_flows,_power_and_legitimation_in_africa_and_beyond

Hosted by Centre of African Studies with New Political Topographies Project/Politics and International Relations (PIR)

28th - 29th May 2015, Chrystal Macmillan Building, University of Edinburgh

Hosted by Centre of African Studies with New Political Topographies Project/Politics and International Relations (PIR)

Organiser: Jana Hönke, with Kathy Dodworth (PIR, University of Edinburgh)
Keynote: Rita Abrahamsen (University of Ottawa)

This conference examines how the proliferation of new political actors and/or new modes of political action have affected political order in Africa and beyond. It explores how new trans-boundary connections, particularly those related to transnational, corporate, non-governmental (NGOs) and para-statal actors, shape political topographies: What new topographies of power and authority have they cultivated at local, national and transnational levels? How ‘new’ are these developments in practice? How is legitimacy constructed and contested under these conditions? How do these developments shape our understanding about statehood in ‘most of the world’ (Chatterjee 2004)?

Further information here.

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