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Title:Cultura, agri-cultura e cultura política no sul da Guiné-Bissau: uma abordagem orientada para os actores sociais
Author:Padrão Temudo, MarinaISNI
Geographic term:Guinea-Bissau
Subjects:civil wars
rural-urban relations
political stability
External link:https://doi.org/10.1163/17683084-01302008
Abstract:Focusing on the case study of the Cubucaré Peninsula, this article analyses local stakeholders' perceptions on the roots of the 1998-1999 civil war in Guinea-Bissau and the political developments to which it gave rise. It shows why the armed conflict remained mostly an urban one and why the rural areas could function as a hinterland where internally displaced people were given shelter, food, solidarity and trust. It also discusses the ways in which the political-military instability and the 'ethnicization' of the State apparatus are perceived, and the ways the resulting inter-ethnic tensions are negotiated at a local level. It concludes with a discussion on the necessary conditions for a new conflict to find a social base of rural support and on the kind of external intervention that will help to maintain social and political stability at the local level. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in Portuguese, English and French, text in Portuguese. [Journal abstract]