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Utas, M. (2018). Evaluation of the Social Sciences in Norway: Report from Panel 5 – Social Anthropology. Oslo: Research Council of Norway
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation of the Social Sciences in Norway: Report from Panel 5 – Social Anthropology
2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Research Council of Norway, 2018. p. 162
National Category
Social Anthropology Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-355011 (URN)9788212036970 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-25 Created: 2018-06-25 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
Bjarnesen, J. & Utas, M. (2018). Introduction Urban kinship: the micro-politics of proximity and relatedness in African cities. Africa, 88(Suppl. 1), S1-S11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction Urban kinship: the micro-politics of proximity and relatedness in African cities
2018 (English)In: Africa, ISSN 0001-9720, E-ISSN 1750-0184, Vol. 88, no Suppl. 1, p. S1-S11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-347335 (URN)10.1017/S0001972017001115 (DOI)000428474600001 ()
Available from: 2018-03-28 Created: 2018-03-28 Last updated: 2018-04-12Bibliographically approved
Utas, M. & Bjarnesen, J. (Eds.). (2018). Urban Kinship: special issue of the journal Africa (88/S1ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Urban Kinship: special issue of the journal Africa
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. p. 139 Edition: 88/S1
Series
Africa - journal of the International African Institute, ISSN 1750-0184 ; 88
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-347333 (URN)10.1017/S0001972018000013 (DOI)
Note

Guest editor

Available from: 2018-03-28 Created: 2018-03-28 Last updated: 2018-04-19Bibliographically approved
Utas, M. (2017). Epilogue: African assemblages of private security. In: Paul Higate and Mats Utas (Ed.), private Security in Africa: From the global to the everyday (pp. 164-175). London: Zed Books
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2017 (English)In: private Security in Africa: From the global to the everyday / [ed] Paul Higate and Mats Utas, London: Zed Books, 2017, p. 164-175Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Zed Books, 2017
Series
Africa Now
Keywords
Private Security, Africa, Assemblages
National Category
Political Science Social Anthropology Other Humanities Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-325481 (URN)978-1-78699-026-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-26 Last updated: 2017-06-26
Utas, M. & Higate, P. (Eds.). (2017). Private Security in Africa: From the global to the everyday. London: Zed Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Private Security in Africa: From the global to the everyday
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Zed Books, 2017. p. 184
Keywords
Private Security, Africa, Assemblages
National Category
Other Humanities Social Anthropology Political Science
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-325482 (URN)978-1-78699-026-6 (ISBN)978-1-78699-025-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-26 Last updated: 2017-06-26
Utas, M. & Vigh, H. (2017). Radicalized Youth: oppositional poses and positions. In: Morten Böås and Kevin Dunn (Ed.), Africa's Insurgents: Navigating an evolving landscape: . Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers
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2017 (English)In: Africa's Insurgents: Navigating an evolving landscape / [ed] Morten Böås and Kevin Dunn, Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2017
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322374 (URN)978-1-62637-624-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-05-19 Created: 2017-05-19 Last updated: 2017-05-22
Utas, M. (2016). Dålig Fältarbetare? Går det att validera andras fältmaterial?.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dålig Fältarbetare? Går det att validera andras fältmaterial?
2016 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Series
Antroperspektiv
National Category
Other Humanities Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-312953 (URN)
Available from: 2017-01-16 Created: 2017-01-16 Last updated: 2017-03-02
Utas, M. (2016). El ébola y la gente que los resiste. In: Mateos, O., and Tomàs, J. (Ed.), Detrás del ébola. Una aproximaciónmultidisciplinar a una cuestión global: . Barcelona: Ediciones Bellaterra
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2016 (Spanish)In: Detrás del ébola. Una aproximaciónmultidisciplinar a una cuestión global / [ed] Mateos, O., and Tomàs, J., Barcelona: Ediciones Bellaterra , 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Barcelona: Ediciones Bellaterra, 2016
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278942 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-26 Created: 2016-02-26 Last updated: 2016-04-01
Themnér, A. & Utas, M. (2016). Governance through Brokerage: Informal Governance in Post-Civil War Societies. Civil Wars, 18(3), 255-280
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Governance through Brokerage: Informal Governance in Post-Civil War Societies
2016 (English)In: Civil Wars, ISSN 1369-8249, E-ISSN 1743-968X, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 255-280Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is currently a lack of knowledge about how elites rule post-civil war societies without strong state institutions. This paper argues that elites oftentimes overcome such institutional deficiencies by engaging in governance through brokerage. According to this perspective, elites outsource central state functions to influential broker figures. This is particularly true when dealing with war-affected groups that possess much violent agency. By functioning as social membranes, brokers can help elites and war-affected groups to redefine a new social contract. Liberia is employed as an example to illustrate the paper’s central arguments.

National Category
Social Anthropology Other Humanities
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-294372 (URN)10.1080/13698249.2016.1215639 (DOI)000392702000001 ()
Available from: 2016-05-19 Created: 2016-05-19 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Utas, M. & Mynster Christensen, M. (2016). The Gift of Violence: Ex-Militias and Ambiguous Debt Relations during Post-War Elections in Sierra Leone. African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, 6(2), 23-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Gift of Violence: Ex-Militias and Ambiguous Debt Relations during Post-War Elections in Sierra Leone
2016 (English)In: African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, ISSN 2156-695X, E-ISSN 2156-7263, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 23-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the political mobilization of ex- militias for support during post-war elections in Sierra Leone. Taking its point of departure from the tension between ex- militias’ potential for deployment and displacement of violence, it illuminates the ambiguous ways in which ex-militia members engage with political big men. The article suggests that the notion of debt can be employed as a prism to explain the complexities of social relations between ex-militia rank-and-file members and political elites and thus aims at shedding novel light on how big men systems and patronage work in post-war society, most notably in the political domain. By tracing particular relations between ex-militia members and political big men over time, the article empirically unravels the enduring yet ambiguous nature of debt relations and how they are shaped by and give shape to “the gift of violence.”

Keywords
Sierra Leone, debt relations, big men systems, militia mobilization, elections
National Category
Other Humanities Social Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-309540 (URN)10.2979/africonfpeacrevi.6.2.02 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-12-05 Created: 2016-12-05 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
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