Citizenship in Africa

The politics of belonging

Authored by: Sara Rich Dorman

Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies

Print publication date:  June  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415519724
eBook ISBN: 9780203102015
Adobe ISBN: 9781136237966

10.4324/9780203102015.ch13

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Abstract

Citizenship in Africa has been increasingly contested since the end of the Cold War. The unexpected saliency of these issues has shaped our understanding of both democratic and violent political struggles on the continent. But this also raises questions about how and why ‘citizenship’ has taken on this particular role in African political thought and practice.

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