Aiding Violence: The Development Enterprise in Rwanda / Edition 1

Aiding Violence: The Development Enterprise in Rwanda / Edition 1

by Peter Uvin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565490835

ISBN-13: 9781565490833

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.

* Winner of the African Studies Association’s 1999 Herskovits Award
* A boldly critical look at structural violence relating to the 1994 Rwanda genocide

Aiding Violence expresses outrage at the contradiction of massive genocide in a country considered by Western aid agencies to be a model of development. Focusing on the 1990s dynamics of

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* Winner of the African Studies Association’s 1999 Herskovits Award
* A boldly critical look at structural violence relating to the 1994 Rwanda genocide

Aiding Violence expresses outrage at the contradiction of massive genocide in a country considered by Western aid agencies to be a model of development. Focusing on the 1990s dynamics of militarization and polarization that resulted in genocide, Uvin reveals how aid enterprises reacted, or failed to react, to those dynamics. By outlining the profound structural basis on which the genocidal edifice was built, the book exposes practices of inequality, exclusion, and humiliation throughout Rwanda.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565490833
Publisher:
Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
720,146
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Background; 1) Rwanda before Independence: A Contested History; 2) After Independence: Strategies for Elite Consolidation; 3) The Image of Rwanda in the Development Community; Part II. Crisis, Elite Manipulation, and Violence in the 1990s; 4) Political and Economic Crises and the Radicalization of Society; 5) Under the Volcano: The Development Community in the 1990s; Part III. The Condition of Structural Violence; 6) From Structural to Acute Violence; 7) Aid and Structural Violence; Part IV. Two Issues: The Role of Civil Society and Ecological Resource Scarcity; 8) And Where Was Civil Society?; 9) The Role of Ecological Resources Scarcity; Part V. Conclusions; 10) Why Did People Participate in Genocide? A Theoretically Informed Synthesis; 11) Development Aid: Conclusions and Paths for Reflection

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