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Hagberg, Sten
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Hagberg, S. (2018). Beyond regional radars: Security from below and the rule of law in the Sahel. South African Journal of International Affairs, 25(1), 21-37, Article ID https://doi.org/10.1080/10220461.2018.1417903.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond regional radars: Security from below and the rule of law in the Sahel
2018 (English)In: South African Journal of International Affairs, ISSN 1022-0461, E-ISSN 1938-0275, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 21-37, article id https://doi.org/10.1080/10220461.2018.1417903Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Political crises, terrorism, porous international boundaries, coups d’état, and socio-political upheavals all underline the need to rethink what security means in the Sahel region. While international and regional approaches to security still take predominantly military and macro-political perspectives, there is a need to ethnographically describe and analyse security from below. To this end, citizens’ own initiatives should be central to contemporary analyses of African peacemaking interventions. This article takes the growing and diverse movements of self-defence groups in Burkina Faso and Mali as a starting point for analysing how security can be ‘seen from below’, often in interaction with and sometimes even in outright contradiction with the rule of law. While local self-defence groups constitute a challenge to the rule of law, ethnographic fieldwork in Mali and Burkina Faso reveals a high degree of adaptability and flexibility of these movements. This article furthermore discusses methodological challenges when doing ethnographic research in dangerous terrains, drawing on fieldwork in the Sahel, and considers implications of the study of ‘security from below’ for the wider study of international affairs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Johannesburg: Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Self-defence movements, Mali, Burkina Faso
National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-347050 (URN)10.1080/10220461.2018.1417903 (DOI)000427749400002 ()
Available from: 2018-03-24 Created: 2018-03-24 Last updated: 2018-04-12Bibliographically approved
Hagberg, S., Kibora, L., Barry, S., Gnessi, S. & Konkobo, A. (2018). 'Nothing will be as before!': Anthropological perspectives on political practice and democratic culture in 'a new Burkina Faso'. Uppsala: Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'Nothing will be as before!': Anthropological perspectives on political practice and democratic culture in 'a new Burkina Faso'
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2018 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This study is the result of ethnographic research on socio-political transformations in Burkina Faso. With the popular insurrection in October 2014 that ousted President Blaise Compaoré from power, this country marks a break with its authoritarian past. Burkina Faso is engaged in democratic renewal, at the same time as political continuity is evident. President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, elected in November 2015, was one of the architects of the regime of ex-President Compaoré. Similarly, the current ruling party, the MPP, is allegedly the carbon copy of the former ruling party, the CDP. Rupture seems to be operating with a certain continuity!

The research on the socio-political transformations of Burkina Faso from 2014 to 2016 presents the perceptions and perspectives of 'ordinary citizens". It also engages a diachronic analysis of the ways of doing politics and the meanings that actors give to political practice. The collective fervor following the 2014 October revolution à la sauce burkinabè indicates that popular expectations are immense in 'a new Burkina Faso" where nothing will be as before.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2018. p. 95
Series
Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies ; 3
Keywords
Burkina Faso, insurrection, anthropology, democracy, protests
National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339875 (URN)978-91-506-2678-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-23 Created: 2018-01-23 Last updated: 2018-03-07Bibliographically approved
Hagberg, S., Kibora, L., Barry, S., Gnessi, S. & Konkobo, A. (2017). Transformations sociopolitiques burkinabè de 2014 à 2016: Perspectives anthropologiques des pratiques politiques et de la culture démocratique dans "un Burkina nouveau". Uppsala: Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transformations sociopolitiques burkinabè de 2014 à 2016: Perspectives anthropologiques des pratiques politiques et de la culture démocratique dans "un Burkina nouveau"
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2017 (French)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2017. p. 97
Series
Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies ; 2
Keywords
Burkina Faso, insurrection, anthropologie, démocratie
National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-324361 (URN)978-91-506-2643-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-06-14 Created: 2017-06-14 Last updated: 2018-03-07
Hagberg, S., Koné, Y. F., Koné, B., Diallo, A. & Kansaye, I. (2017). Vers une sécurité par le bas?: Étude sur les perceptions et les expériences des défis de sécurité dans deux communes maliennes. Uppsala: Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vers une sécurité par le bas?: Étude sur les perceptions et les expériences des défis de sécurité dans deux communes maliennes
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2017 (French)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2017. p. 75
Series
Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies ; 1
Keywords
sécurité, mali, anthropologie
National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322104 (URN)978-91-506-2635-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-05-16 Created: 2017-05-16 Last updated: 2018-03-08
Hagberg, S. (2016). The Legacy of revolution and resistance in Burkina Faso. SIPRI Newsletter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Legacy of revolution and resistance in Burkina Faso
2016 (English)In: SIPRI NewsletterArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-288363 (URN)
Available from: 2016-04-27 Created: 2016-04-27 Last updated: 2016-05-10
Hagberg, S., Kibora, L., Ouattara, F. & Konkobo, A. (2015). Au coeur de la révolution burkinabè. Anthropologie et développement (42), 199-224
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Au coeur de la révolution burkinabè
2015 (French)In: Anthropologie et développement, no 42, p. 199-224Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is the result of a joint ethnographic endeavor to narrate the Burkinabe revolution of October-November 2014 on the basis of lived experiences inside and outside of the popular uprising. It ana-lyses the events that anteceded the Fall of President Blaise Com-paoré, the days of revolution, as well as the first months of the one-year political transition. The paper is based on the combination of ethnographic fieldwork of participant observation, careful monitor-ing of mass media and social media, and analysis of modern politi-cal history in Burkina Faso. Throughout the paper we particularly discuss how legality and legitimacy articulate with fundamental processes of change and continuity in a Burkina Faso in the midst of a political transition. In conclusion, we suggest that there are true potentialities to build a democracy that is both legal and legitimate.

Abstract [fr]

Ce texte est le résultat d’un projet ethnographique conjoint pour narrer la révolution burkinabè de octobre-novembre 2014 sur la base des expériences vécues au-dedans et en dehors du soulève-ment populaire. Il analyse les événements précédant la chute de Blaise Compaoré, les journées désormais historiques de la révolu-tion, ainsi que les premiers mois de la transition politique. Le texte est basé sur la combinaison de l’enquête de terrain ethnographique (ici surtout l’observation participante), le suivi de mass médias et des réseaux sociaux, et l’analyse de l’histoire politique moderne bur-kinabè. En particulier, nous discutons comment la légalité et la légi-timité s’articulent avec les processus fondamentaux du changement et de la continuité au Burkina Faso en pleine transition politique. Pour conclure, nous proposons le fait qu’il existe de vraies potentia-lités pour bâtir une démocratie à la fois légitime et légale.

National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-262654 (URN)
Available from: 2015-09-17 Created: 2015-09-17 Last updated: 2016-05-10Bibliographically approved
Hagberg, S. & Körling, G. (2015). Terrains inaccessibles: Faire de l'anthropologie dans la tourmente politique malienne. Civilisations, 64(1-2), 141-152
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Terrains inaccessibles: Faire de l'anthropologie dans la tourmente politique malienne
2015 (French)In: Civilisations, ISSN 0009-8140, E-ISSN 2032-0442, Vol. 64, no 1-2, p. 141-152Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bruxelles: , 2015
National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-288356 (URN)
Available from: 2016-04-27 Created: 2016-04-27 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Hagberg, S. (2015). "Thousands of New Sankaras": Resistance and Struggle in Burkina Faso. Africa Spectrum, 50(3), 109-121
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Thousands of New Sankaras": Resistance and Struggle in Burkina Faso
2015 (English)In: Africa Spectrum, ISSN 0002-0397, E-ISSN 1868-6869, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 109-121Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses recent political developments in Burkina Faso, particularly the failed coup d’état in September 2015. The coup was led by the former president’s security forces (RSP), comprised of 1,300 heavily equipped and well-trained soldiers. The RSP took the president and government hostage and declared the coup d’état. The coup was condemned by most Burkinabe, civil society organisations, trade unions, and political parties, as well as by the international community. Across the country, people mobilised in popular resistance and civil disobedience. RSP soldiers patrolled and shot live rounds into neighbourhoods, while residents built barricades. Resistance mounted in Ouagadougou and elsewhere in the country, and after a few days it became clear that the coup would fail. In this article, I describe the courage and determination of the Burkinabe people in the face of the coupists and thereby show that popular resistance and revolutionary struggle are part and parcel of Burkinabe political culture. In conclusion, I discuss the prospects for a veritable democratic breakthrough in Burkina Faso.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hamburg: , 2015
Keywords
Burkina Faso; coup d'etat/military insurrection; political resistance; political culture
National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271296 (URN)000370301600005 ()
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Hagberg, S. & Körling, G. (2014). Inaccessible Fields: Doing Anthropology in the Malian Political Turmoil. Anthropologie et Développement (40-41), 145-161
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inaccessible Fields: Doing Anthropology in the Malian Political Turmoil
2014 (English)In: Anthropologie et Développement, ISSN 979-10-93476-00-1, no 40-41, p. 145-161Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is based on ongoing comparative research on socio-political opposition in municipalities of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Here we are particularly focusing on what happens to anthropological researchers when field settings become inaccessible for first-hand ethnographic observation. In Mali fieldwork on municipal politics began in two field sites in October 2011 with the intention to pursue research there over the coming years. Yet with the coup d’état on 22 March 2012 that plunged Mali into violence, and a de facto partition of the country our fieldwork in the two municipalities had to be postponed. And, yet, political developments of Malian crisis opened up a completely new field of discussion and debate. As researchers we were soon asked to comment and reflect on the country’s prospects both in media and in academic journals. As anthropologists we felt troubled to conduct an analysis of such inaccessible fields, whereas many scholars of other disciplines, such as political scientists and economists, apparently did not. It is our contention that our handling of inaccessible fields does say something significant about anthropological understandings of field and fieldwork relations.

The paper discusses how – as a consequence of the Malian political turmoil – we have been doing anthropology in inaccessible fields. We elaborate examples of how we have been analysing media debates, monitoring case-studies at distance, and dialoguing with Malian stakeholders in social media as to pursue research despite being unable to enter the specific field settings. Interestingly, we do think that such inaccessible fields have, concretely and practically, obliged us to get other kinds of empirical insights. In the paper, we particularly discuss the extent to which the systematic and grounded anthropological study of Malian public debate offers valuable insights into representations and stereotypes that resonate with local discourses in the country.

Abstract [fr]

Cet article s’appuie sur une recherche comparative en cours sur les oppositions socio-politiques dans les communes du Burkina Faso, du Mali et du Niger. Ici, nous nous intéressons plus particulièrement à ce qui arrive au chercheur quand le terrain devient inaccessible pour pratiquer l’ethnographie. Au Mali, notre recherche sur les politiques municipales dans deux communes avait commencé en octobre 2011 et aurait dû se poursuivre les années suivantes. Mais, avec le coup d’Etat du 22 mars 2012 qui plongea le Mali dans la violence en produisant une partition de facto du pays, notre enquête de terrain dans les deux municipalités dut être suspendue. Et pourtant, les développements politiques de la crise malienne ouvrirent un nouvel espace de discussion et de débat. En effet, en tant que chercheurs, nous fûmes vite interpellés pour analyser et commenter la crise malienne, tant dans les medias que dans les revues scientifiques. En tant qu’anthropologues, nous étions mal à l’aise pour proposer une analyse d’un terrain aussi inaccessible, ce qui n’était pas du tout le cas de nombreux autres chercheurs, tels les politistes et les économistes. Nous pensons que notre rapport aux terrains inaccessibles révèle quelque chose d’important sur nos interprétations du terrain et des relations d’enquête.

C’est ainsi que notre papier interroge la manière dont, malgré tout, nous avons fait de l’anthropologie sur des terrains devenus inaccessibles à cause du bouleversement politique malien. Nous développons des exemples sur la manière dont nous avons analysé les débats médiatiques, dirigé des études de cas à distance et dialogué avec les Maliens impliqués dans les réseaux sociaux afin de poursuivre la recherche tout en étant empêchés d’aller sur les terrains en question. Aussi surprenant que cela puisse paraître, nous pensons que ces terrains inaccessibles nous ont obligés, concrètement et pratiquement, à trouver d’autres sortes d’éclairages empiriques. Dans le texte, nous discutons tout particulièrement la manière dont l’analyse anthropologique des termes du débat public malien éclaire de manière pertinente les représentations et les stéréotypes qui traversent les discours politiques locaux dans le pays.

National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238175 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2014-12-10 Last updated: 2016-04-27
Dao Hagberg, M. & Hagberg, S. (2012). En osmaklig och rasistisk nidbild. Svenska Dagbladet (18/04)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En osmaklig och rasistisk nidbild
2012 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, no 18/04Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2012
National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-190475 (URN)
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2013-01-08
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