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Transnational Clientelism, Global (Resource) Governance and the Disciplining of Dissent

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Hönke, Jana:
Transnational Clientelism, Global (Resource) Governance and the Disciplining of Dissent.
Groningen , 2018 . - 34 S.
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Schemes for more responsible global governance have often come with new ways of thwarting the meaningful voice, participation, and dissent of those they are claimed to benefit. This article argues that these processes extend beyond the more often criticized disciplinary effects of civil society promotion and community participation, which, despite a rhetoric of empowerment and emancipation, also contribute to containing protest within narrow confines of technocratic management. Using the case of transnational resource governance and examples from multinational mining companies in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and South Africa, the article demonstrates that, alongside the “air-conditioned” politics of participatory development and corporate social responsibility, operate the “veranda” politics of transnational governance: practices of stabilizing order and containing dissent through transnational clientelist practices. These do not operate despite, or outside, liberal global governance but are an inherent part of it. The article contributes to understanding the manifold ways in which dissent is disciplined in global governance, pushing critical engagement with indirect technologies of government beyond the liberal self-image.

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Item Type: Preprint, postprint
Additional notes (visible to public): Erscheint in: International Political Sociology. Bd. 12 (Juni 2018) Heft 2 . - S. 109-124
This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in International Political Sociology following peer review. The version of record Hönke, J. (2018). Transnational Clientelism, Global (Resource) Governance and the Disciplining of
Dissent. International Political Sociology, 12(2), 109-124 is available online at
Keywords: Transnational Clientelism; Disciplining of Dissent; Global Governance
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Sociology of Africa > Chair Sociology of Africa - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jana Hönke
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Sociology of Africa
Language: English
Originates at UBT: No
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-5786-1
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 08:55
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 08:58


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