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Happy Pride Month!

Baird Campbell , June 18th, 2019

A proposed redesign of the original pride flag, centering the inclusion of marginalized communities within the queer community. Design by Daniel Quasar. In support and solidarity with LGBTQIA+/Queer…


Sierra Leone’s laws to protect women have unintended consequences, by Luisa Schneider

Mats Utas , February 28th, 2019

Age-of-consent law is complex. If it is set too high, there’s a risk that it will undercut young people’s agency. If it is set too low, it does…

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In between homes – the in-between existence of refugees in transit in Eastleigh, Nairobi, by Lena Johansson (master student at Uppsala University)

Mats Utas , July 17th, 2018

Eastleigh shop in 2009 soon after Obama became US president. Photo by Mats Utas Eastleigh, Nairobi is pictured as a good area for Somali refugees in media and…

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#Review: Sovereignty in Exile

Mark Drury , May 31st, 2018

As a contributor to a recent issue in Cultural Anthropology noted, enough attention has been devoted to sovereignty over the past 15 years to constitute a “turn” in…


Deborah A. Jones’ “Afterlives & Other Lives: Semiosis and History in 21st Century Ukraine”

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Page 99 of my dissertation falls toward the beginning of a monster chapter exploring my rural interlocutors’ fight for land rights, encounters with the legal system, and conceptions…

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#Review: The Truth About Crime

Karen Faulk , March 27th, 2018

What is ‘crime’? A social pathology? A violation of social order? The object or raison d’être of law enforcement? How can we best conceive of crime, criminality, and…


Fragile Security or Fatale Liaisons? Reflections on 2 March 2018 Attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, by Sten Hagberg

Mats Utas , March 23rd, 2018

On Friday 2 March 2018 around 10 o’clock, two coordinated of terrorist attacks took place in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The first attack involved gunmen seeking…

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The legacy of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Why ‘great aspiration’ is not quite enough, by Leena Vastapuu and Maria Martin de Almagro

Mats Utas , February 3rd, 2018

The first elected woman head of state in Africa, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has just stepped down from her office in Liberia. Her successor George Weah assumed the position…

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Is the United Nations Broken?

guestanthropologist , November 14th, 2017

By Ronald Niezen When the United Nations General Assembly convened its annual meeting this September, amid growing nuclear tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, U.S. President Donald…

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When the Bulldozer comes – Burning bridges or renaissance in the making?

RESOURCE WORLDS , September 11th, 2017

Kai Roder, University of Leipzig For over a decade the Tanzanian state has tried to enlarge its share of mineral revenues generated by foreign large-scale mining (LSM) companies….


First (Virtual) Meeting on Meeting (MoM) #bureaucracy

Julie Billaud , August 16th, 2017

This summer, Allegra has been particularly inspired by the intricacies of global bureaucracies. Our readers may have already read the report of the workshop ‘The Bureaucratization of Utopia&#821…


Second (Virtual) Meeting on Meeting (MoM) #bureaucracy

Julie Billaud , August 16th, 2017

This is part two of our virtual Meeting on Meeting. Read the Minute of our First MoM here. Date: 12 July 2017 Chair: Julie Billaud (JB), Director of…


My new book on Global Water Governance with Nathanial Matthews

jeremy schmidt , August 14th, 2017

Very pleased to announce my new book, co-authored with Nathanial Matthews, is now out with Palgrave Macmillan. A description of the book is below (or here) and the…

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‘Ungoverned Spaces’?

guestanthropologist , June 14th, 2017

by Magnus Marsden **Previously published at Hurst’s blog.** In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Manchester, the term ‘ungoverned spaces’ has returned to the forefront of public debate ab…

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Invisible Government, Conjured Markets

guestanthropologist , October 31st, 2016

by Bennett Heine Among political and social scientists in recent decades, the phrase ‘give a man a fish…’ has become more a prompt than a platitude, its pregnant ellipses…

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How John Richardson Joined the NPFL: Charles Taylor’s Confidant Speaks on Liberian Politics and American Warmongering, by Brooks Marmon

Mats Utas , September 6th, 2016

One of Charles Taylor’s best known and most eloquent defenders is John T. Richardson, a Liberian architect, who continues to speak with the former Liberian President two to…

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The protest march in Guinea and the tragedy of the stray bullet, by Joschka Philipps (Conakry, August 18, 2016)

Mats Utas , August 19th, 2016

Thierno Hamidou Diallo, may he rest in peace, was fatally shot on August 16th, 2016. He is the tragic victim of the anti-government demonstration in the Guinean capital…

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Governing the world ‘as if’ it counts, by Morten Jerven

Mats Utas , August 15th, 2016

The most challenging notion to take on board in the governance of today’s world is that not all that counts can be counted. We increasingly rely on numbers…

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One year after the elections: a deceptive calm in Burundi? by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs

Mats Utas , July 19th, 2016

Burundian soldiers patrolling the streets of Bujumbura. Photo by the author The car stops and the driver turns off the ignition and leans back in the seat. Before…

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Harriet Bulkeley: Can we govern the climate?

New Forms of Law and Governance for and from the Arctic

fstammle , May 2nd, 2016

This in an invitation to a seminar on adaptive law and governance in the Arctic. Researcher Ivanova (left) studying native fisheries governance with the Lariny family in the…

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In the Journals – March 2016

Sean Miller , March 31st, 2016

Welcome back to In the Journals, our monthly recap of recent publications regarding security, law, crime, and governance. The upcoming April edition of Security Dialogue features a fantastic…


Audra Simpson – Reconciliation and its Discontents: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow

Who cares for the refugees?

standplaatswereld , March 16th, 2016

Platanos refugee self-organised solidarity, Lesvos. by Dimitris Dalakoglou and Alexander Alexandrides Like most scholars who research the current refugee crisis and borders in Europe, we were surp…

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