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The dynamics of violence in central Africa

The dynamics of violence in central Africa

Author: René Lemarchand
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2009.
Series: National and ethnic conflict in the 21st century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Dynamics of Violence in Central Africa provides a thorough exploration of the contemporary crises in the region. By focusing on the historical and social forces behind the cycles of bloodshed in Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo-Kinshasa, René Lemarchand challenges much of the conventional wisdom about the roots of civil strife in former Belgian Africa. --from publisher description.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: René Lemarchand
ISBN: 9780812241204 0812241207 9780812220902 0812220900
OCLC Number: 227327648
Description: xv, 327 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The regional context. The geopolitics of the Great Lakes Region ; The road to Hell --
Rwanda and Burundi: the genocidal twins. Comparative perspectives. Ethnicity as myth ; Genocide in the Great Lakes: which genocide? Whose genocide? ; Rwanda. The rationality of genocide ; Hate crimes ; The politics of memory ; Rwanda and the Holocaust reconsidered ; Burundi. Burundi 1972: a forgotten genocide ; Burundi at the crossroads ; Burundi's endangered transition --
The Democratic Republic of the Congo: from failed state to fragile transition. A blocked transition: Zaire in 1993 ; Ethnic violence, public policies, and social capital in North Kivu ; The DRC: from failure to potential reconstruction ; The tunnel at the end of the light ; From Kabila to Kabila: what else is new?
Series Title: National and ethnic conflict in the 21st century.
Responsibility: René Lemarchand.
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