Burundi: Ethnic Conflict and Genocide / Edition 1

Burundi: Ethnic Conflict and Genocide / Edition 1

by Rene Lemarchand, Reni Lemarchand
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521566231

ISBN-13: 9780521566230

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book situates Burundi in the current global debate on ethnicity by describing and analyzing the wholesale massacre of the Hutu majority by the Tutsi minority. The author refutes the government's version of these events that places blame on the former colonial government and the church. He offers documentation that identifies the source of these massacres as

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This book situates Burundi in the current global debate on ethnicity by describing and analyzing the wholesale massacre of the Hutu majority by the Tutsi minority. The author refutes the government's version of these events that places blame on the former colonial government and the church. He offers documentation that identifies the source of these massacres as occurring across a socially constructed fault-line that pitted the Hutu majority's use of ethnicity as an instrument for the achievement of majority rule in parliament against the Tutsi minority's use of ethnocide to gain hegemony. By analyzing the roots of ethnicity conflict, the author derives institutional and other formulae through which conflict among the primary groups in Burundi—and elsewhere—may be mitigated. Published in cooperation with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521566230
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The Burundi paradox; 2. The meta-conflict: violence as discourse; 3. History as prologue; 4. The crystallization of ethnic tensions; 5. The 1972 watershed; 6. The restructuring of state-society relations; 7. The 1988 killings: the anatomy of fear; 8. Toward a grand settlement; 9. Hegemony, consociationalism, democracy, or none of the above?; 10. Epilogue; References; Index.

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