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ISPI DOSSIER March 2021 - UNRAVELING THE SAHEL: STATE, POLITICS AND ARMED VIOLENCE

18 March 2021

Summary

Yet the pressures of the security had little popular legitimacy, and this despite crisis that swept the region following the fall the fact that they were much praised by the of Qaddafi in Libya and the collapse of Mali “international community,” that is by the West.  POLITICAL REGIMES AND ELECTORAL PROCESSES: THE STATE OF DEMOCRACY IN THE SAHEL | 6 . [...] Within each of the pairs, we find that the politics of democratization in the decades following the transitions of the early 1990s played out in ways that supported the building and legitimating of functional electoral processes in one case, but not necessarily in the other. [...] Considered from a longer historical durée, the state of democracy in the Sahel must be evaluated in light of the impact of the politics of democratization on the construction of functional state institutions.  POLITICAL REGIMES AND ELECTORAL PROCESSES: THE STATE OF DEMOCRACY IN THE SAHEL | 9 . [...] reached in central Mali, in the Tillabéri region in One of the main factors explaining the changes Niger, or in the Sahel province in Burkina Faso that have occurred in the spaces and the is unprecedented, the dysfunctional relationship dynamics of conflict in the Sahel is linked to between these states and the local populations the strategic redeployment implemented by is not. [...] On the other, once the military activities and restoring the presence of the state conquered large parts of the territory in the in the Sahel must take this latter element into centre of Mali, Katiba Macina started to act as account, in order to avoid replicating the same the central political and administrative authority errors that favoured the emergence of these in the area.

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