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Darfur : the ambiguous genocide

Author: Gérard Prunier
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 2007.
Series: Crises in world politics.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gérard Prunier
ISBN: 0801444500 9780801444500
OCLC Number: 793856100
Description: xxiii, 236 p. : map ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. Independent Darfur : land, people, history --
The economy and the lie of the land --
Population : a complex ethnic mosaic --
The independent Darfur Sultanate --
Umm Kwakiyya, the time of the bandits --
Ali Dinar and Darfur's last independent years (1898-1916) --
2. Darfur and Khartoum (1916-1985) : an unhappy relationship --
Colonial benign neglect : romanticism and underdevelopment --
On the margins of history : Darfur and Sudanese nationalism --
Reaching for the centre : the frustrations of democratic politics in Darfur --
The Chadian-Libyan factor : a fundamental element of destabilization --
From maladministration to famine : the 1984 catastrophe --
3. From marginalization to revolt : manipulated "Arabism" and "racial" anarchy (1985-2003) --
Consequences of the 1984 famine --
Khartoum's "democratic" politics an the Chadian conflict --
Libya's "victory" in Chad, a new Darfur famine and the Daud Bolad insurrection --
Centre versus periphery : Darfur in a global Sudanese perspective --
4. Fear at the centre : from counter-insurgency to quasi-genocide (2003-2005) --
Centre versus centre : the Islamists' internal quarrels and their spillover into Darfur --
Naivasha and the "feel good factor" --
Khartoum wakes up to the danger --
"Counter-insurgency on the cheap" --
Improvising a "final solution" --
Foreign intervention and death by attrition --
5. The world and the Darfur crisis --
Media coverage : surfing on the horror charts --
Embattled humanitarianism --
"Shuffling papers while Africans die" : the international community and the Darfur crisis --
Was there a genocide in Darfur or not? --
6. Conclusion : Darfur and the global Sudan crisis.
Series Title: Crises in world politics.
Responsibility: Gérard Prunier.

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