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Sudan : Darfur and the failure of an African state

Author: Richard Cockett
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the past two decades, the situation in Africa's largest country, Sudan, has progressively deteriorated: the country is in second position on the Failed States Index, a war in Darfur has claimed hundreds of thousands of deaths, President Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court, a forthcoming referendum on independence for Southern Sudan threatens to split the country violently apart. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Cockett
ISBN: 9780300162738 0300162731
OCLC Number: 449854953
Description: x, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The one-city state --
Populists and civil war, 1956-89 --
The National Islamic Front and Turabi in power, 1989-2000 --
Sudan and the West: slavery, conscience and al-Qaeda --
Darfur: how the killing was allowed to happen --
Darfur: the vortex --
Surviving in the north, failing in the south.
Responsibility: Richard Cockett.

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Presents an account of Sudan's descent into failure and what some have called genocide. Drawing on interviews with many of the main players, this title explains how and why Sudan has disintegrated,  Read more...

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'In this informative, eminently readable history and analysis of Sudan's failure as a state, Cockett draws on interviews with many of the main players. There is plenty of blame to go around, he says, Read more...

 
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