Publication
Title
"Hybrid governance," legitimacy, and (il)legality in the informal cross-border trade in Panyimur, Northwest Uganda
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
African studies review / African Studies Association [Los Angeles, Calif.] - Los Angeles, Calif., 1970, currens
Publication
Los Angeles, Calif. : 2014
ISSN
0002-0206 [print]
1555-2462 [online]
Volume/pages
57:1(2014), p. 71-91
ISI
000340825100004
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Creation 18.04.2014
Last edited 23.05.2017
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