Who to Blame and What’s to Gain? Reflections on Space, State, and Violence in Kenya and South Africa
The ethnically and xenophobically motivated violence in Kenya and South Africa in the first half of 2008 has raised questions about its causes, the role of the state and the reality of current African societies. This article therefore analyses this violence, stating that although the violence in both countries had historical origins, there were also fundamental differences regarding the reasons for and the objectives of the violence. As a result, the less controlled violence in South Africa was somehow even more dangerous, because it contested state power itself.
Volume (Year): 44 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, D-20354 Hamburg|
Phone: +49 (0)40 42825-593
Fax: +49 (0)40 42825-547
Web page: http://www.africa-spectrum.org
More information through EDIRC
|Order Information:|| Web: http://www.giga-hamburg.de/afrika-spectrum Email: |
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- John Mueller, 2003. "Policing the Remnants of War," Journal of Peace Research, Peace Research Institute Oslo, vol. 40(5), pages 507-518, September.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:gig:afjour:v:44:y:2009:i:1:p:99-110. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Andreas Mehler)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.