Domesticating Vigilantism in Africa

Domesticating Vigilantism in Africa

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An unprecedented overview of anthropological and political science research on vigilantism in Africa which makes an important and innovative contribution to current discussions on the relationship between violent self-justice and state and non-state agencies.... in Nigeria (Baker 2002) or the Young Lions in South Africa (Buur 2006), differed considerably from those cases where supposed ... by envious neighbours or of being penalised for minor offences such as transgressions of the highway code.

Title:Domesticating Vigilantism in Africa
Author:Thomas G. Kirsch, Tilo Grätz
Publisher:Boydell & Brewer - 2010


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