Repertoires of Domination: Decentralization as Process in Botswana and Senegal

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2011
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"Decentralization promises to empower local actors, but threatens others with a loss of power. We describe 'repertoires of domination' as the set of acts actors perform to defend--or entrench and expand--their positions. We illustrate how repertoires of domination prevent local-level democratization through the decentralization of natural resource management in Botswana and Senegal. The concept of repertoire brings attention to the availability of multiple, substitutable acts of domination that draw upon varied sources of power. Neither decentralization nor democratization can be achieved once and for all. These processes are both advanced and halted through acts of contestation."
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decentralization, democratization, natural resources, resource management
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