Northwestern University

Oct
5
Wed 12:00 PM

Wednesdays@PAS: Vigilantes, Security Institutions, and Regime Longevity: Governing through Arbitrary Intervention in Northern Uganda

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM  

Where: 620 Library Place, 1st Floor Conference Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Come join PAS for our weekly lunch and lecture.  Lunch provided by PAS.

Speaker: Rebecca Tapscott, PhD candidate, Tufts University

Title: Vigilantes, Security Institutions, and Regime Longevity: Governing through Arbitrary Intervention in Northern Uganda

Abstract: This talk examines the relationship between Uganda's security institutions and regime longevity. It shows that uncertainty, in the form of unpredictable and harsh state interventions, plays a central role in the success of the ruling regime. In this way, the state fragments political and social resistance to its rule, remains ever-present in citizen’s imaginations while providing few services, and prevents citizens from making meaningful claims on the state.

Bio: Rebecca Tapscott is a PhD candidate at the Fletcher School and a researcher for the Justice and Security Research Programme at the London School of Economics.

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