Month / August 2009

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  • Who to Blame and What’s to Gain? Reflections on Space, State, and Violence in Kenya and South Africa

    In both countries, (Kenya and South Africa) the police’s inability or unwillingness to stem the violence raised the question of “who controls the streets?” Answering this question means addressing what contemporary ethnic and xenophobic violence says about the nature of African society and states, as well as the security of those ostensibly depending on them for protection. This article was written by Professor Loren Landau and Dr. Jean Pierre Misago.