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Burundi : ethnic conflict and genocide

Author: René Lemarchand
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book offers a wide-ranging discussion of the roots and consequences of ethnic strife in Burundi. It provides the reader with an appropriate background for an understanding of Burundi's 1993 transition to multiparty democracy and the coup and violence that followed. Focusing on the 1972 and 1988 bloodbaths, the author shows how these cataclysmic events shaped the images the Hutu and Tutsi have of each other and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: René Lemarchand
ISBN: 0521566231 9780521566230 0521451760 9780521451765
OCLC Number: 34827105
Description: xxxvii, 206 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Burundi paradox --
2. The meta-conflict: violence as discourse --
3. History as prologue --
4. The crystallization of ethnic tensions --
5. The 1972 watershed --
6. The restructuring of state-society relations --
7. The 1988 killings: the anatomy of fear --
8. Toward a grand settlement --
9. Hegemony, consociationalism, democracy, or none of the above? --
10. Epilogue.
Series Title: Woodrow Wilson Center series.
Responsibility: René Lemarchand.
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Situates Burundi in the current global debate on ethnicity by describing and analysing the wholesale massacre of the Hutu majority by the Tutsi minority.  Read more...

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' Accessible to the general reader and at the same time a valuable contribution to academic debate on this subject ... essential reading for all Burundi-watchers .' Development in Practice

 
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