Rule and Rupture
State Formation Through the Production of Property and Citizenship
Development and Change Special Issues
1. Edition July 2017
280 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
This book examines the ways in which political authority is defined and created by the rights of community membership and access to resources. It uses extensive fieldwork to provide a nuanced assessment of political states commonly viewed as "fragile" or "failed." Written by a global group of scholars from political science, development studies, and geography, it delves into ten case studies taken from post-colonial settings around the world and brings together exciting new insights on the theory of state formation.
Rule and Rupture - State Formation Through the Production of Property and Citizenship examines the ways in which political authority is defined and created by the rights of community membership and access to resources.
* Combines the latest theory on property rights and citizenship with extensive fieldwork to provide a more complex, nuanced assessment of political states commonly viewed as "weak," "fragile," and "failed"
* Contains ten case studies taken from post-colonial settings around the world, including Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia, and Bolivia
* Characterizes the results of societal ruptures into three types of outcomes for political power: reconstituted and consolidated, challenged, and fragmented
* Brings together exciting insights from a global group of scholars in the fields of political science, development studies, and geography
1 Rule and Rupture: State Formation through the Production of Property and Citizenship 1
2 Repatriation, Refoulement, Repair 31
3 The Exemplary Citizen on the Exemplary Hill: The Production of Political Subjects in Contemporary Rural Rwanda 49
An Ansoms and Giuseppe D. Cioffo
4 Making Territory:War, Post-war and the Entangled Scales of Contested Forest Governance in Mid-Western Nepal 71
Sarah Byrne, Andrea J. Nightingale and Benedikt Korf
5 Violence Entrepreneurs, Law and Authority in Colombia 95
6 Occupied! Property, Citizenship and Peasant Movements in Rural Java 117
Christian Lund and Noer Fauzi Rachman
7 A State of Fragmentation: Enacting Sovereignty and Citizenship at the Edge of the Indonesian State 139
8 The Construction of the 'Self' in Conflicts around Land in Contemporary Tarabuco (Bolivia) 163
9 The Rupture of Territoriality and the Diminishing Relevance of Cross-cutting Ties in Somalia after 1990 181
Markus Virgil Hoehne
10 Legal Rule and Tribal Politics: The US Army and the Taliban in Afghanistan (2001-13) 213
11 Taxation, Stateness and Armed Groups: Public Authority and Resource Extraction in Eastern Congo 235
Kasper Hoffmann, Koen Vlassenroot and Gauthier Marchais
James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University, USA
'Rule and Rupture provides a fresh and powerful empirical analytic of State formation. By focusing on the dialects of recognition that create both authorities and rights holders, the volume shows us how society is constituted through multiple social contracts. The book offers a truly new and exciting approach to the material study of society and social change.'
Jesse Ribot, Professor of Geography, University of Illinois, USA
Michael Eilenberg is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the author of At the Edges of States (2012), which deals with the dynamics of state formation and resource struggle in the Indonesian borderlands. His recent articles have appeared in Asia Pacific Viewpoint, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Journal of Borderland Studies, Journal of Peasant Studies, and Modern Asian Studies.