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Research project

Politics, governance and law in Africa: Exploring connections

Politics, governance and law form a triangle of themes defining power and the production of power. The themes constitute a crucial domain in African societies and economies, reinvigorated by contemporary new forms of youth politics across the continent.

Jan Abbink

This Collaborative Research Group wants to explore the interactive processes that shape African political and governance patterns. There is a continued need to understand the historicity, long-term trends and contexts of governance and contestation, as well as of the situated practices of power. Comparative theoretical appraisal is part of this venture, integrating African case studies into research and debates on global political structures and dynamics.

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