The NCCR North-South was one of 27 National Centres of Competence in Research implemented by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. >> More
Dynamics of state (re)construction in societies after civil war Drawing on case studies of post-conflict settings in West Africa and in the Horn of Africa, this research project intends to produce a “political ethnography” describing how various African states actually work and how statehood emerges from negotiation processes between diverse local, national, and international actors. A special emphasis on secondary cities will provide new insights into the way peripheral areas are involved in and affected by state (re)construction.
Didier PéclardSwiss Peace Foundation (swisspeace)Bern, Switzerland
Francis AkindèsUniversité de BouakéAbidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
West Africa Horn of Africa
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