Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Metsola, Lalli
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Residential claims, emergent citizenship regimes and alternative social contracts in Southern Africa
Beslutnr 316942
Beslutsdatum 26.04.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2021
Finansiering 224 053
Beskrivning av projektet
Both case countries of this project, Namibia and Botswana, are urbanizing rapidly. New urban residents do not often find work and sufficient income. At the same time, both countries belong to the middle-income category and have relatively well-functioning administrations. They also offer significant levels of welfare provision in comparison to many other developing countries. This combination generates expectations that the state should take care of its citizens. The Project examines how claims of residents concerning urban land, housing and basic services contribute to the formation of public authority, governance and citizenship. The data of the project are based on observing people's everyday life, interviews and collecting official documents.