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The Politics of Everyday Crime in Africa

Insecurity, Victimization and Non-­State Security Providers

Authors: Kushner, Danielle C.

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  • Offers distinct insights into the sources of state legitimacy in Africa 
  • Contributes to reader's understanding of citizens’ everyday experiences of crime and violence 
  • Useful addition to existing work that mostly focuses on the impact of political violence taking place at the national level
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This book offers distinct insights into the sources of state legitimacy in Africa by incorporating an analysis of non-state actors’ role in service delivery. The author examines how citizens’ reliance on non-governmental security actors such as street committees, neighborhood watches and community police forums, shape their attitudes toward the state and their political participation. Broadly, this project contributes to our understanding of citizens' everyday experiences of crime and violence at the local level, and why they matter, politically.

About the authors

Danielle C. Kushner is Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Mary's College of Maryland, USA. She specializes in Comparative and African Politics. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Kushner, Danielle C.

    Pages 1-19

  • Non-state Security in South Africa: Historical Roots, Contemporary Realities

    Kushner, Danielle C.

    Pages 21-53

  • The Impact of Non-state Security on Perceptions of State Legitimacy in South Africa

    Kushner, Danielle C.

    Pages 55-72

  • Assessing the Impact of Non-state Security, Victimization, and Insecurity on Social Capital and Collective Action in South Africa

    Kushner, Danielle C.

    Pages 73-90

  • The Impact of Everyday Crime and Security on Protest Behavior in South Africa

    Kushner, Danielle C.

    Pages 91-103

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98095-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98094-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Everyday Crime in Africa
Book Subtitle
Insecurity, Victimization and Non-­State Security Providers
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98095-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98095-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98094-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 148
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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