• Danielle C. Kushner


This chapter presents an overview of the main research questions raised throughout the book. The book assesses how individuals’ everyday crime and security experiences affect their political participation and their attitudes toward the state. This chapter also introduces the reader to the theoretical framework used to explain the puzzle of high state legitimacy perceptions in states that have weak state security capacity.


Non-state security Non-state provision Weak states State legitimacy Africa 


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  • Danielle C. Kushner
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  1. 1.Political ScienceSt. Mary’s College of MarylandMarylandUSA

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