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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Afro-Asian conflicts: changing contours, costs and consequences
Editors:Shekhawat, SeemaISNI
Mahapatra, Debidatta Aurobinda
Year:2008
Pages:300
Language:English
City:New Delhi
Publisher:New Century Publications
ISBN:8177081837; 9788177081831
Geographic terms:Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Kenya
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Sudan
Asia
Subjects:civil wars
genocide
land conflicts
Abstract:In the post-Cold War order there has been an unprecedented rise in local conflicts, with local, national, regional and global ramifications. The present volume compiles studies of a number of these conflicts in Asia and Africa and their political and humanitarian dimensions. It explores the causes and changing contours of the conflicts, focusing in particular on the costs and consequences. The theoretical framework is set by chapters on conflicts, costs and the Afro-Asian context (Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra), the futility of armed conflict and the role of dignity and humiliation (Evelin G. Lindner) and Northern Ireland as peace model (Neil Jarman). The six following chapters deal with conflicts in Asia (Nepal, Sri Lanka, Balochistan, Kashmir, Cambodia, Philippines). The remaining five chapters deal with African conflicts: the 1994 genocide in Rwanda (Jean-Damascène Gasanabo), violence and continuing insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Seema Shekhawat), the land crisis in Kenya and the post-December 2007 election conflict (Kennedy Agade Mkutu), the 1990s civil war in Sierra Leone (Zinurine Alghalai) and the humanitarian emergency in Darfur, Sudan, since 2003 (Seema Shekhawat). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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