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Mind the Billboards: International Aid Conquering the Public Space in Burundi

Jamar, Astrid (2018). Mind the Billboards: International Aid Conquering the Public Space in Burundi. Africa at LSE.

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Abstract

This two-part blog series will examine the prominence of aid billboards in Burundi and analyse how these billboards produce colonial continuities, which in turn shape the public space and public authority in Burundi. In the first article, Astrid Jamar discusses how these billboards and their colonial nature dominate the public space. Along with symbols of the regime, their physical presence in Burundian streets illustrate how paternalism and authoritarianism simultaneously shape public authority.

Item Type: Other
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Political Settlements Research ProgrammeNot SetDfID
Keywords: aid politics; post-colonialism; public space; authoritarianism; Burundi
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 67158
Depositing User: Astrid Jamar
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 13:35
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 13:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/67158
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