This is to inform the School of Law’s community, the University and the entire public that our colleague, Mr. Jaba Shadrack, has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Warwick Law School, UK. His thesis is titled “Privatised Policing Duties in a Constitutional State: The Case of Postcolonial Tanzania in Socio-Legal Context.”
In the dissertation, Jaba makes a great contribution to our understanding of plural policing in a postcolonial State context where State-builders chose to ban non-State actors in the Constitution. Still, we continuously rely on them to meet security needs. He advocates for a new paradigm, namely State-controlled plural policing and claims that it is politics and State ideology (not law) that determine, manipulate, and shape the policing scene in Tanzania.
This work, the first of its kind in Tanzania’s settings, builds on and departs from well-known frameworks that view the act of policing in Africa as plural, multichoice, anchored, networked/nodal, assemblage, hybrid, multilateral, fragmented, and order-making. Jaba’s contribution to policing literature is manifold. In his State-controlled plural policing theory, he: -
We all congratulate Jaba for achieving this Milestone!
Prof. H.I. Majamba
22nd June 2020