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Autochtonie, démocratie et citoyenneté en Afrique

Abstract : [Autochthony, democracy and citizenship in Africa] - The discourse on autochthonous communities has become a generalized phenomenon on the African continent, often giving rise to atrocities (expulsions, pogroms, genocide). Quite curiously, this development is linked to democratization as well as the return to authoritarianism, with autochthony becoming the high stakes of the political game (Who votes where? Who has the right to candidacy?). Autochthony is also characteristic of a particular economic moment, which can be abbreviated as globalisation and the economic crisis that has provoked intense competition between citizens for access to certain public goods (school, health). Despite its destructive effects, it is not impossible that, as in Athens, autochthony proves to be the seed of future forms of citizenship
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Jean-François Leguil-Bayart, Peter Geschiere, Francis Nyamnjoh. Autochtonie, démocratie et citoyenneté en Afrique. Critique Internationale, Presses de sciences po, 2001, pp.177-194. ⟨hal-01027812⟩

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