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Title:Borders, nationalism, and the African State
Editor:Larémont, Ricardo RenéISNI
Series:International Peace Academy occasional paper series
City of publisher:Boulder, CO
Publisher:Lynne Rienner Publishers
Geographic terms:Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Sierra Leone
Subjects:political stability
nation building
Abstract:This volume examines why many African States experienced substantial political instability and mass racial and ethnic violence at the end of the 20th century. Focusing on Sudan, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone, three factors are identified as being essential for building stable States: the consolidation of borders, the building of State institutions, and the creation of national consciousness. Contributions: Borders, States, and nationalism (Ricardo René Larémont); Sudan's turbulent road to nationhood (Francis M. Deng); Making and remaking State and nation in Ethiopia (Edmond J. Keller); The enduring idea of the Congo (Herbert F. Weiss and Tatiana Carayannis); Ethnicity and national identity in Sierra Leone (Jimmy D. Kandeh, Ricardo René Larémont and Rachel Cremona); Ethnic grievance or material greed? (Ricardo René Larémont and Robert L. Ostergard, Jr.); The world economy and the African State (William G. Martin); Conclusion (Ricardo René Larémont). [ASC Leiden abstract]