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Helene Maria Kyed

Helene Maria Kyed is a PhD candidate at Roskilde University and the Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark, with an MA honors in Social Anthropology from Aarhus University. Her master’s thesis dealt with decentralization and local politics in Zimbabwe. At the moment, she is completing her PhD thesis on ‘State Formalization of Traditional Authority: State Formation, Decentralization and Changing Forms of Authority in Mozambique’, based on fourteen months of fieldwork in Manica Province. She has co-edited an anthology, State Recognition of Local Authorities and Public Participation: Experiences, Obstacles and Possibilities in Mozam­bique, to be published in 2007. She has published articles in Development and Change and the Journal of Southern African Studies, as well as peer-reviewed chapters in The Security-Development Nexus and Global Vigilantes on the topics of traditional authority and local forms of justice enforcement and policing.


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State Recognition and Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa
A New Dawn for Traditional Authorities?

Palgrave Macmillan
State Recognition and Democractization in Sub-Saharan Africa explores the link between liberal-style democratization and state recognition of traditional...
Helene Maria Kyed

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