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, 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.Written by Landau, Loren B., and Jean Pierre Misago