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dc.contributor.authorKirk, Tom
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Duncan
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Tim
dc.contributor.authorCarayannis, Tatiana
dc.contributor.authorBazonzi, José
dc.contributor.authorNdala, José
dc.contributor.authorStys, Patrycja
dc.contributor.authorMuzuri, Papy
dc.contributor.authorNyenyezi, Aymar
dc.contributor.authorVlassenroot, Koen
dc.contributor.authorNyuon, Abraham Diing Akoi
dc.contributor.authorMacdonald, Anna
dc.contributor.authorOwor, Arthur
dc.contributor.authorStorer, Liz
dc.contributor.authorOkello, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorHopwood, Julian
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Holly
dc.contributor.authorOryem, Robin
dc.contributor.authorParker, Melissa
dc.contributor.authorAkello, Grace
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-15T11:10:28Z
dc.date.available2021-12-15T11:10:28Z
dc.date.issued2021-12
dc.identifier.issn0361-3666
dc.identifier.otherdisa12513
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331461
dc.descriptionFunder: Knowledge Frontiers
dc.description.abstractDiscussions on African responses to Covid-19 have focused on the state and its international backers. Far less is known about a wider range of public authorities, including chiefs, humanitarians, criminal gangs, and armed groups. This paper investigates how the pandemic provided opportunities for claims to and contests over power in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan. Ethnographic research is used to contend that local forms of public authority can be akin to miniature sovereigns, able to interpret dictates, policies, and advice as required. Alongside coping with existing complex protracted emergencies, many try to advance their own agendas and secure benefits. Those they seek to govern, though, do not passively accept the new normal, instead often challenging those in positions of influence. This paper assesses which of these actions and reactions will have lasting effects on local notions of statehood and argues for a public authorities lens in times of crisis.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectOriginal Article
dc.subjectOriginal Articles
dc.subjectAfrica
dc.subjectCovid‐19
dc.subjectDemocratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
dc.subjectgovernance
dc.subjectpandemic
dc.subjectpublic authorities
dc.subjectSouth Sudan
dc.subjectUganda
dc.titleCrisis responses, opportunity, and public authority during Covid-19's first wave in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-12-15T11:10:28Z
prism.publicationNameDisasters
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78915
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/disa.12513
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.identifier.eissn1467-7717
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (ES/P008038/1)
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (NH/17033)
cam.issuedOnline2021-11-29


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