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RP5 - Negotiating statehood

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Negotiating statehood

Dynamics of state (re)construction in societies after civil war

Drawing on case studies of post-conflict settings in West Africa and in the Horn of Africa, this research project intends to produce a “political ethnography” describing how various African states actually work and how statehood emerges from negotiation processes between diverse local, national, and international actors. A special emphasis on secondary cities will provide new insights into the way peripheral areas are involved in and affected by state (re)construction.


Research Project Co-leaders

Didier Péclard
Swiss Peace Foundation (swisspeace)
Bern, Switzerland

Francis Akindès
Université de Bouaké
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire


Partnership Regions Involved

West Africa 
Horn of Africa

Institutions, Livelihoods, Conflicts

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The NCCR North-South is hosted by the University of Bern
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