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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:The recurring Great Lakes crisis: identity, violence and power
Editors:Chrétien, Jean-PierreISNI
Banégas, RichardISNI
Year:2008
Pages:256
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Hurst
ISBN:9781850658238; 1850658226; 9781850658221
Geographic terms:Great Lakes region
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Burundi
Rwanda
Uganda
Subjects:civil wars
genocide
political conditions
social conditions
Abstract:The fruit of more than two years (September 2000 to October 2002) of field work and exploitation of data collected in Africa, this volume commences with an Introduction: Rethinking the Great Lakes crisis: war, violence and political recompositions in Africa by Richard Banégas. Part One, entitled Genealogies of Violence, is composed of two contributions: The recurrence of violence in Burundi: memories of the 'catastrophe' of 1972 by Jean-Pierre Chrétien and Rwanda: the Catholic Church and the crisis: autopsy of a legacy by Marcel Kabanda. Part Two, Social Ruptures and Political Recomposition, contains three essays: Congo-Kinshasa from one war to another: sociopolitical practices and political 'imaginaires' by Alphonse Maindo; Political crisis and social reconfigurations: the 'disaster victims' in Burundi by Alexandre Hatungimana; and Rwanda's security trap and participation in the 1994 genocide by Scott Strauss. The title of Part Three is Local Issues and International Perspectives and contains two essays: The 'ethnic' conflict in Ituri district: overlapping of local and international in Congo-Kinshasa by Gérard Prunier and Democracy, security and governance in Uganda: the contradictions of post-conflict reconstruction by Richard Banégas. The title of the Conclusions, by Jean-Pierre Chrétien, is Diverse situations/interconnected crises. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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