Incremental Dependencies : Politics and Ethics of Claim-making at the Fringes of Windhoek, Namibia

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Metsola , L M 2018 , ' Incremental Dependencies : Politics and Ethics of Claim-making at the Fringes of Windhoek, Namibia ' , International development policy , vol. 10 , pp. 162-187 . https://doi.org/10.4000/poldev.2685

Title: Incremental Dependencies : Politics and Ethics of Claim-making at the Fringes of Windhoek, Namibia
Author: Metsola, Lalli Matti
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Academic Disciplines of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Date: 2018-11
Language: eng
Number of pages: 26
Belongs to series: International development policy
ISSN: 1663-9391
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/299207
Abstract: On the basis of a case study of informal residents’ claims over land, housing and basic amenities in Windhoek, Namibia, this chapter seeks to contribute to debates on the broad sociopolitical implications of claim-making dynamics between residents and public authorities. In contrast with antagonistic readings of such situations that focus on resistance, autonomy and rights, the chapter finds that both residents’ strategies and policies outline incremental paths of betterment and intersect in multiple ways. It ponders whether and how such incrementality produces institutionalised forms of relations between citizens and authorities, and calls attention to the principle of mutual dependencies as a key aspect in them.
Subject: 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
517 Political science
5203 Global Development Studies
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