ISBN 9781904855248
Pages 124
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2000
Publisher CODESRIA, Senegal
Format Paperback

On Private Indirect Government

edited by Achille Mbembe

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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