Interviews | ‘African Cities’ – 2 chapters explained by their authors: Karen Büscher, Claudia Baez-Camargo and Lucy Koechlin

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Karen Büscher, Assistant Professor at the Conflict Research Group at Ghent University in Belgium talks to us about the complex realities of urban governance in Africa. Read her article ‘Urbanisation and the Political Geographies of Violent Struggle for Power and Control : Mining Boomtowns in Eastern Congo’ on http://journals.openedition.org/poldev/2769
Claudia Baez-Camargo, Head of Governance Research at the Basel Institute on Governance, speaks about how social networks are a key actor in understanding corruption’s effect on development in African cities. Read her article ‘Informal Governance: Comparative Perspectives on Co-optation, Control and Camouflage in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda’ co-authored with Lucy Koechlin on http://journals.openedition.org/poldev/2646
Lucy Koechlin of the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Basel, tells us the impact her research for this edition of International Development Policy could have on networks and informal governance in African cities. Read her article ‘Informal Governance: Comparative Perspectives on Co-optation, Control and Camouflage in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda’ co-authored with Claudia Baez-Camargo on http://journals.openedition.org/poldev/2646

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