Afrika: Embattled Spaces – Contested Orders . Umkämpfte Räume – Umstrittene Ordnungen

Das aktuelle Afrikaprogramm wird derezit auf der internationalen Tagung der Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland (e.V.) in Köln präsentiert. Zum Thema: Trans-national networking as well as processes of partial de-coupling of such networks in some regions lead to new conflicts over the allocation and the constitution of physically, normatively, and virtually constituted spaces in Africa. Not only conflicts over protected areas, natural resources and corresponding reforms of land tenure but also conflicts over “tradition” and “culture” as economic resources and sources of normative orientation in local contexts dominate public debates and development discourses. Risk and Africa