Northern Malian Politics in War and Peace

Researcher: Ole Martin Gaasholt

This project entails an investigation of the Malian conflict that broke out in 2012 by situating it in its political and historical context including the relationship to the central state, the rebels’ independence project, the temporary dominance of Islamists, the overall political economy and extra-legal sources of income. This equally calls for an examination of the aftermath of the conflict, most notably the resurgence of local and regional politics and democratisation in the form of decentralisation as the privileged response to alleged neglect of Northern Mali as well as autonomist aspirations.

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