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By David O';kane

Bringing jointly unique, modern ethnographic learn at the Northeast African country of Eritrea, this ebook exhibits how biopolitics - the state-led deployment of disciplinary applied sciences on participants and inhabitants teams - is assuming specific types within the twenty-first century. as soon as hailed because the African nation that works,A" Eritrea's it appears profitable post-independence improvement has because lapsed into financial difficulty and critical human rights violations. this is often due not just to the border battle with Ethiopia that begun in 1998, yet can also be the results of discernible traits within the excessive modernistA" form of social mobilization for improvement first followed by way of the Eritrean executive in the course of the liberation fight (1961-1991) and later carried into the post-independence period. The contributions to this quantity exhibit and interpret the hyperlinks among improvement and developmentalist ideologies, intensifying militarism, and the controlling and disciplining of human lives and our bodies via kingdom associations, guidelines, and discourses. additionally assessed are the a number of results of those regulations for the Eritrean humans and the ways that such rules are resisted or subverted. This insightful, comparative quantity areas the Eritrean case in a broader international and transnational context.

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In a bid to curb overcrowding Nigeria released 25 000 prisoners in January 2006. Some of those prisoners released had been awaiting trial for 10 years. The Nigerian government has also approved the establishment of a prison board, consisting of law enforcement officials and human rights workers, for each of the country’s 227 prisons. A nationwide chief inspector of prisons will also report to the President of Nigeria. Nigerian Justice Minister Bayo Ojo noted that the ‘conditions of the prisons are just too terrible.

For example, overcrowding creates conditions of detention that intensify the already poor levels of hygiene. Another consequence of overcrowding is the sexual abuse that has been well documented in youth prisons. Furthermore, there exists a severe lack of adequate nutrition and healthcare for detained children and a general indifference to their educational and developmental needs. This is not true in all countries, as some have developed educational programmes aimed at rehabilitating children so that they may effectively reintegrate.

9 ‘Where Life Means Death’. The Economist, 27 March 2004. 10 ‘US$25 Million for Ghana Prison Service’s Transformation’. 15/2002/3 (February 2002: 12). 12 Decision of Judge Plasket in S v. Zuba and 23 similar cases, CA40 (2003), paragraphs 37 and 38, quoted in Steinberg (2005). ReportID=50962>, accessed on 5 January 2006. ReportID=53167>, accessed on 5 May 2006. 15 Committee of Ministers, Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies, Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on the European Prison Rules (11 January 2006).

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