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240 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198856474

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Arbitrary States

Social Control and Modern Authoritarianism in Museveni's Uganda

Rebecca Tapscott

Oxford Studies in African Politics and International Relations

  • Develops a novel and theoretically grounded framework of 'institutionalized arbitrariness' and examines the global implications
  • Brings together two important literatures, modern authoritarianism and the post-colonial African state, to explain the relationship between state institutions and enforcement power
  • Features in-depth qualitative material, including hundreds of interviews, non-participant observations of vigilante groups, political rallies, and local justic processes