On Private Indirect Government. Edited by Achille Mbembe. Dakar, CODESRIA, 2000, 124 p., ISBN 9781904855248Number of visits: 4577
Two hypothesis form the basis of this study. First, that development in African countries follows many models, on many time-scales; and secondly that private indirect government is taking the place of the state in controlling individual conduct. The author concludes that a new form of the organisation of power is emerging based on the control of the means of coercion - in effect, privatisation of public violence.