States of (In)Security: Violence, Local Governance, and Institutionalized Arbitrariness in Northern Uganda

Tapscott, Rebecca.


  • Abstract: This dissertation theorizes uncertainty as a contemporary mode of rule in northern Uganda, focusing on how violence is institutionalized within and beyond the state's governing institutions. It examines the relationship between the state security apparatus and vigilante groups in and around Gulu Town, northern Uganda. The findings are based primarily on qualitative research, relying on a... read more
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