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dc.contributor.authorTapscott, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-03T02:02:24Z
dc.date.available2021-07-03T02:02:24Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2021-07-02T09:13:42Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/49735
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/71000
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, scholars of authoritarianism have noted a trend in which institutions designed to check arbitrary power have been hollowed out to facilitate its exercise. As they grapple with how to understand the disjunct between state institutions and enforcement power, scholars of sub-Saharan African states have been doing so for decades. Based on in-depth field research on local security in Museveni’s Uganda, Tapscott offers an innovative and provocative contribution to studies of authoritarianism and state consolidation: rulers maintain control by creating unpredictability in the everyday lives of local authorities and ordinary citizens. In this type of modern authoritarian regime, rulers institutionalize arbitrariness to limit the space for political action, while they keep citizens marginally engaged in the democratic process. By showing not just that unpredictability matters for governance, but also how it is manufactured and sustained, this book challenges and extends cutting-edge scholarship on authoritarianism, the state, and governance.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPA Political science & theory
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPS International relations
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTF Development studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPB Comparative politics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPH Political structure & processes
dc.subject.otherauthoritarian regimes, checks and balances, comparative politics, institutionalized arbitrariness, institutional constraints, policing, political violence, security, state formation, Uganda, vigilantism
dc.titleArbitrary States
dc.title.alternativeSocial Control and Modern Authoritarianism in Museveni's Uganda
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780198856474.001.0001
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOxford University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://ukcatalogue.oup.com
oapen.relation.isFundedByb95c905a-45c3-48fe-a3aa-a1236531d137
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameESRC National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton
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oapen.pages256
oapen.place.publicationOxford
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