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The dynamics of violence in central Africa / René Lemarchand.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: DT352.8 .L46 2009

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    The Dynamics of Violence in Central Africa provides a thorough exploration of the contemporary crises in the region. By focusing on the historical and social forces behind the cycles of bloodshed in Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo-Kinshasa, René Lemarchand challenges much of the conventional wisdom about the roots of civil strife in former Belgian Africa. --from publisher description.
    Series
    National and ethnic conflict in the 21st century
    National and ethnic conflict in the 21st century.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Lemarchand, René.
    Published
    Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2009
    Locale
    Africa, Central
    Great Lakes Region (Africa)
    Contents
    The regional context. The geopolitics of the Great Lakes Region ; The road to Hell
    Rwanda and Burundi: the genocidal twins. Comparative perspectives. Ethnicity as myth ; Genocide in the Great Lakes: which genocide? Whose genocide? ; Rwanda. The rationality of genocide ; Hate crimes ; The politics of memory ; Rwanda and the Holocaust reconsidered ; Burundi. Burundi 1972: a forgotten genocide ; Burundi at the crossroads ; Burundi's endangered transition
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo: from failed state to fragile transition. A blocked transition: Zaire in 1993 ; Ethnic violence, public policies, and social capital in North Kivu ; The DRC: from failure to potential reconstruction ; The tunnel at the end of the light ; From Kabila to Kabila: what else is new?
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-311) and index.
    The regional context. The geopolitics of the Great Lakes Region ; The road to Hell -- Rwanda and Burundi: the genocidal twins. Comparative perspectives. Ethnicity as myth ; Genocide in the Great Lakes: which genocide? Whose genocide? ; Rwanda. The rationality of genocide ; Hate crimes ; The politics of memory ; Rwanda and the Holocaust reconsidered ; Burundi. Burundi 1972: a forgotten genocide ; Burundi at the crossroads ; Burundi's endangered transition -- The Democratic Republic of the Congo: from failed state to fragile transition. A blocked transition: Zaire in 1993 ; Ethnic violence, public policies, and social capital in North Kivu ; The DRC: from failure to potential reconstruction ; The tunnel at the end of the light ; From Kabila to Kabila: what else is new?

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780812241204
    0812241207 (alk. paper)
    9780812220902 (alk. paper)
    0812220900 (alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    xv, 327 p. : maps ; 24 cm.

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