State Recognition and Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa

A New Dawn for Traditional Authorities?

  • Lars Buur
  • Helene Maria Kyed

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Traditional Authority and Democratization in Africa

  3. Traditional Authorities and Decentralized Governance

  4. Traditional Authorities and State and Party Politics

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-241

About this book


Being critical and empirically grounded, the book explores the complex, often counter-balancing consequences of the involvement of traditional authority in the wave of democratization and liberal-style state-building that has rolled over sub-Saharan Africa in the past decade.


democratization governance violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Buur
    • 1
    • 2
  • Helene Maria Kyed
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Danish Institute for International StudiesDenmark
  2. 2.Wits Institute for Social and Economic ResearchJohannesburgSouth Africa
  3. 3.Roskilde UniversityDenmark

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