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An innovative examination of our understanding of political legitimacy in Mali, and its wider implications for democratization and political modernity in the Global South.

Author: Dorothea E. Schulz

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781847012685

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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An innovative examination of our understanding of political legitimacy in Mali, and its wider implications for democratization and political modernity in the Global South.

Political Legitimacy in Postcolonial Mali. Oxford: James Currey. Schulz, Dorothea, and Souleymane Diallo. 2016. “Competing Assertions of Muslim Masculinity in Mali.” Journal of Religion in Africa 46:219–250. Tambiah, Stanley J. 1989.

Author: Erin E. Stiles

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978829084

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Islamic Divorce in the 21st Century shows the wide range of Muslim experiences in marital disputes and in seeking Islamic divorces. For Muslims, having the ability to divorce in accordance with Islamic law is of paramount importance. However, Muslim experiences of divorce practice differ tremendously. The chapters in this volume discuss Islamic divorce from West Africa to Southeast Asia, and each story explores aspects of the everyday realities of disputing and divorcing Muslim couples face in the twenty-first century. The book’s cross-cultural and comparative look at Islamic divorce indicates that Muslim divorces are impacted by global religious discourses on Islamic authority, authenticity, and gender; by global patterns of and approaches to secularity; and by global economic inequalities and attendant patterns of urbanization and migration. Studying divorce as a mode of Islamic law in practice shows us that the Islamic legal tradition is flexible, malleable, and context-dependent.
2022-09-16 By Erin E. Stiles

The core crisis is in Bamako, the capital city.This book highlights major international themes such as democratic governance, decentralization and political legitimacy; "terrorism" and Islamic fundamentalism; and great power resource ...

Author: Raffaella Greco Tonegutti

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798501605770


Page: 352

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The Mali crisis provoked by the coup d'état of March 2012 led to the collapse of the democratic Malian state, a jihadist Al Qaida take-over of North Mali, and the return of the French Foreign Legion to the Sahara after 54 years of Malian Independence. With 12,000 UN peacekeepers (MINUSMA) and the election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August 2013, the prospects for peace and democracy in Mali looked brighter ... until IBK'e exhausted regime was overthrown in the coup of August 2020. What mechanisms exist within Malian society and its social capital that might build a sustainable peace economy? How can women mobilize family networks to promote peace and to create employment? Will their efforts avert another round of civil war in 2025 or 2030? Mali suffers from two related crises, and the 2015 peace negotiations with Tuareg and Arab armed movements address the lesser of the two. In fact the crisis in North Mali has been largely provoked by the failure of the State, by a combination of dire poverty, galloping demography, bad governance and questionable legitimacy in a Nation State that has been corrupted by military rule for most of its short existence. The core crisis is in Bamako, the capital city.This book highlights major international themes such as democratic governance, decentralization and political legitimacy; "terrorism" and Islamic fundamentalism; and great power resource-rivalry over oil, gas and uranium lying under the Sahara Desert. Mali is a victim of corporate desires for mineral extraction, but also of cocaine trafficking from South America and a struggle for the leadership of Sunni Islam, all of which have helped undermine Mali's fragile, secular institutions. The Tuareg revolt of the 1990s and the arrival of Malian democracy have been described in detail, but no one has yet told the full story of Mali in the early 21st century-explaining why democracy collapsed, where the Arab jihadists came from, and why France went to war against Al Qaida in the Sahel and in the Islamic Maghreb-a security zone that Europeans neglect at their peril.Our story should have ended optimistically after the election of Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as Mali's new President, sworn in on September 4th 2013-and the impending trial of the Malian coup leader for the murder of rival soldiers, a plot line filled with mass graves and questions about American and British and French complicity with Algeria and Al Qaida. Instead, events during 2014 and 2020 have raised more questions than answers. While we offer recipes for peace building and routes towards peace and sustainable development, the continuing stories of cocaine mafias, Mali's local corruption and its venal international partners push us towards a pessimistic conclusion.The book includes 12 short "conversations" with Malian political figures, mediators and well-informed commentators. This "multi-voice" format allows our book to offer a range of interpretations for the dramatic events in Mali 2012-2015. We do not necessarily agree with the views expressed in all these conversations, and this gives them extra value.

Her publications include the monographs “Political Legitimacy in Postcolonial Mali” (James Currey, 2021), “Muslims and New Media in West Africa: Pathways to God” (Indiana University Press, 2012), the co-edited volumes “Prayer in the ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004505315

Category: Religion

Page: 668

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The present volume explores lesser-heard and unheard issues in the study of religion. Among other things, lived experiences of religion in higher education are interrogated; culture is studied as lived experience; and “evangelicalism” is outlined as an emic and etic concept.
2022-05-16 By

In addition to numerous articles, she has published the monographs Political Legitimacy in Postcolonial Mali (James Currey, 2021) and Muslims and New Media in West Africa (Indiana University Press, 2012). One of her coedited volumes is ...

Author: Terje Østebø

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000471724

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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Bringing together cutting-edge research from a range of disciplines, this handbook argues that despite often being overlooked or treated as marginal, the study of Islam from an African context is integral to the broader Muslim world. Challenging the portrayal of African Muslims as passive recipients of religious impetuses arriving from the outside, this book shows how the continent has been a site for the development of rich Islamic scholarship and religious discourses. Over the course of the book, the contributors reflect on: The history and infrastructure of Islam in Africa Politics and Islamic reform Gender, youth, and everyday life for African Muslims New technologies, media, and popular culture. Written by leading scholars in the field, the contributions examine the connections between Islam and broader sociopolitical developments across the continent, demonstrating the important role of religion in the everyday lives of Africans. This book is an important and timely contribution to a subject that is often diffusely studied, and will be of interest to researchers across religious studies, African studies, politics, and sociology.
2021-12-21 By Terje Østebø

Jeli Singers, Radios, and Political Mediation in Mali Dorothea Elisabeth Schulz ... results of my investigation will contribute to an understanding of how political legitimacy is claimed and activated in the postcolonial nation state .

Author: Dorothea Elisabeth Schulz


ISBN: UOM:39015053775394

Category: Communication

Page: 293

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... and these performances became showpieces of political legitimacy for new post - colonial elites . ... Youth Festivals and Museums : The Cultural Politics of Public Memory in Postcolonial Mali , Africa Today , 52/4 ( Special Issue on ...

Author: James Mark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192848857


Page: 368

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The first work to provide a broad history of the relationship between Eastern Europe and the decolonising world ranging from the nineteenth to the late twentieth century. At its core is the post-1945 period, when socialism's importance as a globalising force accelerated and drew together what contemporaries called the 'Second' and 'Third Worlds'.
2022-01-06 By James Mark

“The Tribulations of a Successful Transition: Institutional Dynamics and Elite Rivalry in Mali. ... “'A Festival of Brigands': In Search of Democracy and Political Legitimacy in Mali. ... The Postcolonial State in Africa.

Author: Jaimie Bleck

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421417813

Category: Education

Page: 232

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"Primary school enrollment has increased dramatically in Sub-Saharan Africa since democratization in the 1990s. A large theoretical literature in political science identifies education as a tool for democracy and state-building. Schooling Citizens forecasts the effect of expanded access to schooling and the liberalization of educational sectors in Mali by analyzing the relationship between parents and students' educational experiences and their participation in politics. In a landscape of the declining quality of public education and a multitude of accredited private providers, including Islamic, Arabic-language schools, does schooling contribute to citizens' political knowledge and participation? Are all educational institutions equally capable of forming democratic citizens? Bleck's methodologically rigorous research answers these questions and more. Her original survey of 1,000 citizens, which she conducted in Mali before the 2012 coup d'état, explores how different educational experiences, in public/private/informal and Islamic schools, affect citizenship. She looks at the perspectives of both students and parents as social service consumers. The results demonstrate schooling, in any type, plays an important role empowering citizens as democratic agents"--
2015-08-13 By Jaimie Bleck

This book explores how precolonial political traditions and practices shape modern-day politics in The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.

Author: Mariama Khan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000539462

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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This book explores how precolonial political traditions and practices shape modern-day politics in The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. The precolonial Kaabu empire dominated the region for over 300 years, leaving a rich oral and ritual culture that emphasized the importance of a ruler’s legitimacy among the general population. This book traces how postcolonial political administrations and Justice, Integrity and Truth (JIT) movements have mobilized to reclaim, reinvent and subvert traditional Kabunka norms of statecraft to prove their political legitimacy. It shows how cultural memory, oral arts and musical forms can be used to express ideals of leadership and followership and, in the process, create various conversations and debates about politics and society, social attitudes and morality. In doing so, the book captures how the latent but influential social and political practices from Kaabu are reclaimed, reproduced or subverted to contribute to the evolving nature of political rhetoric in these two countries. Whereas many studies of the state in Africa take Western democratic principles as a starting point, this book provides important evidence on the continuity of precolonial political culture along African’s west coast. It will be of interest to researchers studying politics, history and anthropology both within the region and elsewhere in Africa.
2021-11-19 By Mariama Khan

'Overcoming a Colonial Legacy: The New National Museum in Mali 1976 to the Present', Museum Anthropology 22(3): 28–40. . 2006. 'Youth Festivals and Museums: The Cultural Politics of Public Memory in Postcolonial Mali', Africa Today ...

Author: Christoph Brumann

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785330926

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The UNESCO World Heritage Convention of 1972 set the contemporary standard for cultural and natural conservation. Today, a place on the World Heritage List is much sought after for tourism promotion, development funding, and national prestige. Presenting case studies from across the globe, particularly from Africa and Asia, anthropologists with situated expertise in specific World Heritage sites explore the consequences of the World Heritage framework and the global spread of the UNESCO heritage regime. This book shows how local and national circumstances interact with the global institutional framework in complex and unexpected ways. Often, the communities around World Heritage sites are constrained by these heritage regimes rather than empowered by them.
2016-04-01 By Christoph Brumann