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The Lord's Resistance Army : myth and reality

Author: Tim Allen; Koen Vlassenroot
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Authoritative but provocative, The Lord's Resistance Army provides the most comprehensive analysis of the group available. From the roots of the violence to the oppressive responses of the Ugandan government and the failures of the international community, this collection looks at this most brutal of conflicts in fascinating depth, and includes a remarkable first-hand interview with Kony himself.
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Named Person: Joseph Kony
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Allen; Koen Vlassenroot
ISBN: 9781848135635 1848135637 9781848135628 1848135629 9781848135642 1848135645
OCLC Number: 619653721
Description: vii, 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1. Interpretations of Uganda's war in the north: Exploring the roots of LRA violence: political crisis and ethnic politics in Acholiland / Adam Branch ; Uganda's politics of foreign aid and violent conflict: the political uses of the LRA rebellion / Andrew Mwenda ; The spiritual order of the LRA / Kristof Titeca ; An African hell of colonial imagination? The Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, another story / Sverker Finnstrom --
Part 2. Experiencing the LRA: Chasing the Kony story / Mareike Schomerus ; 'A terrorist is not a person like me': an interview with Joseph Kony / Mareike Schomerus ; On the nature and causes of LRA abduction: what the abductees say / Christopher Blattman and Jeannie Annan ; Between two worlds: former LRA soldiers in northern Uganda / Ben Mergelsberg ; Encountering Kony: a Madi perspective / Ronald Iya --
Part 3. Peace and justice: Northern Uganda: a 'forgotten conflict', again? The impact of the internationalization of the resolution process / Sandrine Perrot ; 'The realists in Juba'? An analysis of the Juba peace talks / Ronald R. Atkinson ; NGO involvement in the Juba peace talks; the role and dilemmas of IKV Pax Christi / Simon Simonse, Willemijn Verkoren and Gerd Junne ; Bitter roots: the 'invention' of Acholi traditional justice / Tim Allen ; The ICC investigation of the Lord's Resistance Army: an insider's view / Matthew Brubacher --
Postscript: a kind of peace and an exported war / Tim Allen, Frederick Laker, Holly Porter and Mareike Schomerus.
Responsibility: edited by Tim Allen and Koen Vlassenroot.
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