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Preventing violent conflict in Africa : inequalities, perceptions and institutions

Author: Yōichi Mine
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
Series: Conflict, inequality and ethnicity.
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Horizontal inequalities are root causes of violent conflict in Africa. Yet, people take actions not because of statistical data on inequalities, of which they might not be aware, but because of injustices they perceive. This volume analyses the results of original surveys with over 3,000 respondents in African cities and towns, exposing clear discrepancies between objective inequalities and people's subjective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mine, Yoichi.
Preventing Violent Conflict in Africa : Inequalities, Perceptions and Institutions.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yōichi Mine
ISBN: 113732970X 9781137329707
OCLC Number: 863637030
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Foreword by Sadako Ogata; Preface; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; 1 Introduction: Disentangling the Linkages between Horizontal Inequalities and Political Institutions; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 HIs and violent conflict; 1.3 HIs, perceptions and political institutions: A framework of analysis; 1.4 Structure of this book; 2 Comparing Political Institutions: Institutional Choice and Conflict Prevention in Africa; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Defining political institutions; 2.3 Elements of PD and PC institutions. 2.4 Mapping political institutions in Africa2.5 Plural pathways towards sustainable democracy?; 2.6 Conclusion; 3 'Twin Countries' with Contrasting Institutions: Post-Conflict State-Building in Rwanda and Burundi; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Configuration of identity groups; 3.3 Horizontal inequalities; 3.4 Post-conflict institutional choices and their backgrounds; 3.5 Institutions and political power: How do the institutions work?; 3.6 Popular perceptions; 3.7 Conclusion: Implications for conflict prevention. 4 Horizontal Inequalities, Ethnic Politics and Violent Conflict: The Contrasting Experiences of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Côte d'Ivoire: From Ivorian miracle to civil war; 4.3 Ghana: Living with diversity; 4.4 Some conclusions; 5 Beyond Ad hoc Power-Sharing: Comparing South Africa and Zimbabwe; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Historical evolution of HIs in South Africa and Zimbabwe; 5.3 Contemporary political transitions in South Africa and Zimbabwe; 5.4 Popular perceptions in South Africa and Zimbabwe; 5.5 Conclusion: Institutional choice and development. 6 Is Ethnic Autonomy Compatible with a Unitary State? The Case of Uganda and Tanzania6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Formation of identity groups in Uganda and Tanzania; 6.3 Socioeconomic horizontal inequalities; 6.4 Political processes and the choice of political institutions; 6.5 What interview surveys reveal; 6.6 Conclusion; 7 The Politics of Identity, Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict in Kenya; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Configuration of Kenyan society; 7.3 Horizontal inequalities; 7.4 Politics: Processes, institutions and policies; 7.5 The 2008 post-election violence. 7.6 Perceptions of ethnicity and inequality in Kenya7.7 The new constitution and prospects for preventing future conflicts; 8 Managing Horizontal Inequalities and Violent Conflicts in Nigeria; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Configurations of identity; 8.3 Horizontal inequalities between identity groups; 8.4 Political process and institutional choice; 8.5 How political institutions and policies work; 8.6 Popular perceptions; 8.7 Concluding remarks; 9 The Relationship between Objective and Subjective Horizontal Inequalities: Evidence from Five African Countries; 9.1 Introduction.
Series Title: Conflict, inequality and ethnicity.
Responsibility: edited by Yoichi Mine, Frances Stewart, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, and Thandika Mkandawire.

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A global cast of contributors explore ways to prevent violent conflict by addressing political subjectivity and comparing patterns of horizontal inequalities and political institutions in Africa.  Read more...

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