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Conversations Bamakoises in Time of Crisis: Criminalisation of Everyday Life and State Formation in Mali

  • Giovanni Zanoletti
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Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

Based on the distinction between the State—that is, the nation-state institutional model—and the state—that is, the reticular power structures which the State partakes of/in, thereby producing distinctive governmentality model, this chapter takes Mali as a case study to inquire whether the “criminalisation of everyday life” as a mode of existence rather than a systemic dysfunction hindering state formation. Field research shows how criminalisation, by contrast, not only constitutes an important process in the shaping of how people think, live, and do politics, but also is capable of producing state and governance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Zanoletti
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  1. 1.Université Paris NanterreParisFrance

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