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Rule of whose law? The geography of authority in Juba, South Sudan

Title
Rule of whose law? The geography of authority in Juba, South Sudan
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Dr Nicki Kindersley # University of Cambridge
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Date and Time
21st Mar 2018 16:00 - 21st Mar 2018 17:30
Location
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal MacMillan Building
URL
http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk/events/seminar_series/2017_2018/rule_of_whose_law_the_geography_of_authority_in_juba,_south_sudan

Who controls Juba? This paper explores the nature of authority in South Sudan’s capital, which massively expanded after peace in 2005, quadrupling in size to about half a million people until clashes within the town in December 2013 sparked a new civil war. It traces the evolving management of law and order, rights to space, and social security in this reconfigured city, and examines the profiles and work histories of those involved in this work. In doing so, the paper reflects on the forms and ideas of civic order emergent over Juba’s long (and continuing) history as a fortified garrison town.

Nicki Kindersley