Fleeting glory in a wasteland: Wealth, politics, and autonomy in Northern Chad

Judith Scheele and Julien Brachet tell us about their research in Northern Chad. This work asks how we can understand ideas and practices of traditional authority, and what these mean for our understanding of the state. Judith Scheele is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford. Julien Brachet is a Marie-Curie Research Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. Their work was recently published in Comparative Studies in Society and History.

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