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Aula Aberta Prof. Georg Klute “TRACING EMERGENT FORMS OF POWER IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICA” – 2/2/20111, 18h, sala C401

AULA ABERTA DO PROGRAMA DOUTORAL EM ESTUDOS AFRICANOS
 
TRACING EMERGENT FORMS OF POWER IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICA
 
PROFESSOR GEORG KLUTE, UNIVERSIDADE DE BAYREUTH, ALEMANHA
 
 
Convidam-se todos os interessados em assistir à aula aberta do Professor Georg Klute que decorre hoje, dia 2/2/2011, pelas 18h., na sala C401 (Ed.II – ISCTE-IUL 18h00-20h00).
Organização: Programa Doutoral em Estudos Africanos e Centro de Estudos Africanos, ISCTE-IUL
 
 
Georg Klute is interested in the emergence of forms of political power and organisation in Africa. In order to overcome the negative qualifications employed within the ‘failed state’ debate, the concept of ‘heterarchy’ is applied; it seems appropriate to describe the differentiated and fluctuating distributions of power-foci in many African countries. The research approach is comparative and follows a bottom-up design. Research is conducted on the one hand in two borderlands (Egypt-Libya; Algeria-Mali), and on the other in West-Africa (mainly Guinea-Bissau). Borderlands are believed to be a setting in which the emergence of (new) local forms of power, incl. their ‘interlacement’ with national and international state power, can be observed (see: https://www.aborne.org/). The starting point of research on local modes of conflict resolution in Guinea-Bissau, oriented at legal anthropology, is the ‘violence problem’: The capability to cope with violence and violent conflicts and to develop regular modes of conflict resolution is taken as an indicator for the durability of social orders, state and non-state ones.
 
More information in https://www.ethnologie.uni-bayreuth.de/en/team/Klute_Georg/index.html

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