A new Issue of kritisk etnografi − Swedish Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 2, No 1-2, 2019, is now published, focusing on “Comparative Municipal Ethnographies”. Several articles is about African countries and contexts. The purpose is to contribute to informed analyses of the conditions and articulations of local politics from different parts of the world. Case-studies include the marketspace of party politics (Ghana), diaspora politics and local development (Mali, Tibet/India), urban development and land speculation (Uganda, Niger), decentralised policy reforms (Indonesia, Bolivia), tourism industry and local politics (Philippines), and political failure (Burkina Faso).
A common thread is the ethnographic analysis of how “democratic decentralisation” articulates meaning in different contexts and countries across the world. Comparing discourses, debates and practices between municipalities puts the searchlight on the interaction of actors and institutions, including administrative procedures, traditional and religious authorities, representatives of marginalised groups, development actors, political parties, and social and political brokers. Access all articles here: https://kritisketnografi.se/2019-2/
kritisk etnografi – Swedish Journal of Anthropology, 2019, Vol 2, Issue 1-2, “Comparative Municipal Ethnographies“