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Development and Change Book Series

As a journal, Development and Change distinguishes itself by its multidisciplinary approach and its breadth of coverage, publishing articles on a wide spectrum of development issues. Accommodating a deeper analysis and a more concentrated focus, it also publishes regular special issues on selected themes. Development and Change and Wiley Blackwell collaborate to produce these theme issues as a series of books, with the aim of bringing these pertinent resources to a wider audience.

Titles in the series include:

Transition and Justice: Negotiating the Terms of New Beginnings in Africa
Edited by Gerhard Anders and Olaf Zenker

Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land
Edited by Wendy Wolford, Saturnino M. Borras, Jr., Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Ben White

Seen, Heard and Counted: Rethinking Care in a Development Context
Edited by Shahra Razavi

Negotiating Statehood: Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa
Edited by Tobias Hagmann and Didier Péclard

The Politics of Possession: Property, Authority, and Access to Natural Resources
Edited by Thomas Sikor and Christian Lund

Gender Myths and Feminist Fables: The Struggle for Interpretive Power in Gender and Development
Edited by Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison and Ann Whitehead

Twilight Institutions: Public Authority and Local Politics in Africa
Edited by Christian Lund

China's Limits to Growth: Greening State and Society
Edited by Peter Ho and Eduard B. Vermeer

Catalysing Development? A Debate on Aid
Jan Pronk et al.

State Failure, Collapse and Reconstruction
Edited by Jennifer Milliken

Forests: Nature, People, Power
Edited by Martin Doornbos, Ashwani Saith and Ben White

Gendered Poverty and Well-being
Edited by Shahra Razavi

Globalization and Identity
Edited by Birgit Meyer and Peter Geschiere

Social Futures, Global Visions
Edited by Cynthia Hewitt de Alcantara

Transition and Justice

Negotiating the Terms of New Beginnings in Africa



Edited by

Gerhard Anders and Olaf Zenker















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Notes on Contributors

Gerhard Anders is lecturer at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh. He has conducted research on the implementation of the good governance agenda, international criminal justice and transitional justice in Africa. He is co-editor of Corruption and the Secret of Law: A Legal Anthropological Perspective (Ashgate, 2007) and author of In the Shadow of Good Governance: An Ethnography of Civil Service Reform in Africa (Brill, 2010).

Kimberley Armstrong is based in Arusha, Tanzania. She graduated from McGill University in Canada and is currently working as a Social Research Consultant in the region. Her research interests include transitional justice, post-conflict transition, development, East Africa and research methodology.

Adam Branch is Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research in Kampala, Uganda, and Associate Professor of political science at Department of Political Science, San Diego State. His work has focused on political violence and international intervention, leading to the book, Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda (Oxford University Press, 2011), as well as numerous articles and chapters on the ICC, humanitarianism and regional security.

Nigel Eltringham is senior lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex, Brighton. He is the author of Accounting for Horror: Post-Genocide Debates in Rwanda (Pluto Press, 2004), editor of Framing Africa: Portrayals of a Continent in Contemporary Mainstream Cinema (Berghahn Books, 2013) and co-editor of Remembering Genocide (Routledge, 2014).

Marion Fresia is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Anthropology, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Her research interests include humanitarianism, forced migration and the institutional fabric of the refugee regime. She has published Les Mauritaniens réfugiés au Sénégal. Une anthropologie de l'asile et de l'aide humanitaire [Mauritanian Refugees in Senegal: A Critical Anthropology of Asylum and Humanitarian Aid] (L'Harmattan, 2009), and a number of articles on the everyday work of refugee workers.

Sabine Höhn received her PhD in African Studies from the University of Edinburgh in 2010. She is currently a British Academy post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Politics, University of Glasgow.

Steffen Jensen is a senior researcher at DIGNITY-Danish Institute Against Torture in Copenhagen and an associate of the University of the Philippines. He has published on issues of violence, gangs, vigilante groups, human rights, urban and rural politics, as well as on the relationship between security and development in rural and urban South Africa and in the Philippines. He has published Gangs, Politics and Dignity in Cape Town (University of Chicago Press, 2008) along with edited volumes on victimhood, policing, human rights and security.

Steven Robins is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch. He has published on a wide range of topics including the politics of land, ‘development’ and identity in Zimbabwe and South Africa; the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; urban studies; and citizenship and governance. His recent authored and edited books include: From Revolution to Rights in South Africa: Social Movements and Popular Politics (2008); Limits to Liberation After Apartheid: Citizenship, Governance and Culture (2005) and New South African Keywords (2008, with Nick Shepherd).

Simon Turner is associate professor at Global Refugee Studies, Aalborg University, Copenhagen. His research has focused on refugees, humanitarianism, diaspora and conflict in Burundi and Rwanda. He is presently exploring the relationship between the Rwandan state and its diaspora.

Olaf Zenker is Junior Professor at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He has done research on Irish language revivalism and ethnicity in Northern Ireland and currently studies the moral modernity of the new South African state in the context of its land restitution process. He is the author of Irish/ness Is All Around Us: Language Revivalism and the Culture of Ethnic Identity in Northern Ireland (Berghahn, 2013) and co-editor of The State and the Paradox of Customary Law in Africa (Ashgate, to be published in 2015).