Title
"Hybrid governance," legitimacy, and (il)legality in the informal cross-border trade in Panyimur, Northwest Uganda"Hybrid governance," legitimacy, and (il)legality in the informal cross-border trade in Panyimur, Northwest Uganda
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Research group
Development processes, actors and policies
Publication type
article
Publication
Los Angeles, Calif.,
Subject
Sociology
Politics
Economics
Source (journal)
African studies review / African Studies Association [Los Angeles, Calif.] - Los Angeles, Calif., 1970, currens
Volume/pages
57(2014):1, p. 71-91
ISSN
0002-0206
ISI
000340825100004
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
By looking at a number of different commodities and how they are traded, this article shows how informal cross-border trade in West Nile and Panyimur, Uganda, is governed by a locally negotiated system of hybrid governance, in which neither state nor nonstate actors have a regulatory monopoly. Notions such as legality and illegality are secondary to the functioning of these hybrid institutions, which instead are the outcome of perceptions of the legitimacy of regulatory actions and trading practices and the power configurations of the actors involved. There are different registers at play about what constitutes legitimate economic action among different moral communities, but the actual impact of this system depends on the power of the strategic groups involved.
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