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The politics of vigilance in southeastern Nigeria

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This article argues that governance can be best analysed within modes of vigilance. Where recent work on the post‐colonial state has emphasized the symbolic and practical constitution of the state through surveillance and spatialization, so in counterpoint, this analysis illustrates that social engagement with the state is based on conceptions of vigilance and practices of counter‐surveillance with both spatial and temporal dimensions. Drawing on an ethnography of Annang youth associations...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/j.1467-7660.2006.00498.x

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Institute of Social Studies Publisher's website
Journal:
Development and Change Journal website
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2006-06-01
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1467-7660
ISSN:
0012-155X
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662563
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2016-11-30

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