Mobility Makes States

In Mobility Makes States, political scientists, historians, sociologists, and anthropologists examine the role of mobility in shaping how states are formed and how they behave. Focusing on links between power and migration across sub-Saharan Africa, the book explores how and why states have sought to harness movements towards their own ends.

Mobility Makes States
Migration and Power in Africa

Edited by Darshan Vigneswaran and Joel Quirk

2015 | 312 pages | Cloth $59.95
Political Science
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Mobility Makes States
—Joel Quirk and Darshan Vigneswaran

PART I: CHANNELING HUMAN MOBILITY
Chapter 2. Portuguese Empire Building and Human Mobility in São Tomé and Angola, 1400s-1700s
—Filipa Ribeiro da Silva
Chapter 3. "Captive to Civilization": Law, Labor, and Violence in Colonial Mozambique
—Eric Allina
Chapter 4. Victims, Saviors, and Suspects: Channeling Mobility in Postgenocide Rwanda
—Simon Turner
Chapter 5. Channeling Mobility Across a Segregated Johannesburg
—Darshan Vigneswaran
Chapter 6. Policy Spectacles: Promoting Migration-Development Scenarios in Ghana
—Nauja Kleist

PART II. MOVING CONCENTRATIONS OF POWER Power
Chapter 7. Kinetocracy: The Government of Mobility at the Desert's Edge
—Benedetta Rossi
Chapter 8. Decolonization and (Dis)Possession in Lusophone Africa
—Pamila Gupta
Chapter 9. Moving from War to Peace in the Zambia-Angola Borderlands
—Oliver Bakewell
Chapter 10. Recognition, Solidarity, and the Power of Mobility in Africa's Urban Estuaries
—Loren B. Landau

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments