African Guerrillas: Raging Against the Machine / Edition 1

African Guerrillas: Raging Against the Machine / Edition 1

by Morten Bøås, Kevin C. Dunn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1588264718

ISBN-13: 9781588264718

Pub. Date: 02/26/2007

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

At the center of many of Africa's violent conflicts are movements that do not seem to fit any established theories of armed resistance. African Guerrillas offers new models for understanding these movements, eschewing one-dimensional explanations.

The authors build on—and in some cases debate—insights provided in Christopher Clapham's

Overview

At the center of many of Africa's violent conflicts are movements that do not seem to fit any established theories of armed resistance. African Guerrillas offers new models for understanding these movements, eschewing one-dimensional explanations.

The authors build on—and in some cases debate—insights provided in Christopher Clapham's groundbreaking work. They find a new generation of fighters—one that reflects rage against the machinery of a dysfunctional state. Their analysis of this phenomenon, combining thematic chapters and a range of representative case studies, is a crucial contribution to any effort to understand Afria's war-torn societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588264718
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/26/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • African Guerrilla Politics: Raging Against the Machine?—the Editors.
  • Marginalized Youth—M. Bøås.
  • Whither the Separatist Motive?—P. Englebert.
  • Liberia: The LURDs of the New Church—W.S. Reno.
  • Côte d'Ivoire: Negotiating Identity and Citizenship—R. Banégas and R. Marshall-Fratani.
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo: Militarized Politics in a "Failed State"—D.M. Tull.
  • Uganda: The Lord's Resistance Army—K.C. Dunn.
  • Sudan: The Janjawiid and Government Militias—Ø.H. Rolandsen.
  • Senegal: The Resilience of Weakness in Casamancais Separatists—V. Foucher.
  • Angola: How to Lose a Guerrilla War—A. Malaquias.
  • African Guerrillas Revisited—C. Clapham.

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