Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$18.37
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$15.85
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $12.10
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 55%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $12.10   
  • New (5) from $19.17   
  • Used (2) from $12.10   

Overview

In the mid-1990s, civil war and genocide ravaged Rwanda. Since then, the country’s new leadership has undertaken a highly ambitious effort to refashion Rwanda’s politics, economy, and society, and the country’s accomplishments have garnered widespread praise. Remaking Rwanda is the first book to examine Rwanda’s remarkable post-genocide recovery in a comprehensive and critical fashion. By paying close attention to memory politics, human rights, justice, foreign relations, land use, education, and other key social institutions and practices, this volume raises serious concerns about the depth and durability of the country’s reconstruction.
            Edited by Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf, Remaking Rwanda brings together experienced scholars and human rights professionals to offer a nuanced, historically informed picture of post-genocide Rwanda—one that reveals powerful continuities with the nation’s past and raises profound questions about its future.
 
 
Best Special Interest Books, selected by the American Association of School Librarians
 
Best Special Interest Books, selected by the Public Library Reviewers

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Remaking Rwanda is an ambitious book, a rich and varied compilation that demonstrates the full complement of approaches, methods, and concerns informing the study of post-genocide Rwanda.”—Lee Ann Fujii, author of Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda

“This rich array of careful scholarship provides a valuable, multifaceted view of a country still struggling with the aftereffects of genocide and civil war. It offers an important corrective to the naively rosy picture of Rwanda that too often prevails in the American media.”—Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost

“An important contribution to scholarship both on Rwanda and on human rights. Many of the chapters, by leading and emergent Rwanda scholars, directly challenge received wisdom about governance in post-conflict-states, and raise serious questions about the impact of a range of transitional justice measures on longer-term peacebuilding.”—Chandra Lekha Sriram, author of Peace as Governance: Power-Sharing, Armed Groups and Contemporary Peace Negotiations

“This is a mandatory book on current Rwanda—by far the best informed treatment written so far. It is a book that nobody who works in Rwanda—in development, diplomacy, information technology, health, education, etc.—should neglect: it will allow them to understand far more about this fascinating country than they could get from any other source. In short, it is a must-read for all.”—Peter Uvin, H-Africa

“This volume is compulsory reading for anyone interested in comprehending some of the contemporary debates about Rwanda and human rights.”—Georgiana Holmes, The Round Table

“There is still a steady flow of books about the Rwandan genocide of 1994. But Rwanda’s present circumstances have been largely neglected. This edited volume is perhaps the first serious attempt to assess contemporary politics in Rwanda over the course of the last decade.”?—Foreign Affairs

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299282646
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 4/18/2011
  • Series: Critical Human Rights Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 685,281
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Straus is associate professor of political science and international studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda. Lars Waldorf, senior lecturer in international human rights law at the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York, is coeditor of Localizing Transitional Justice: Interventions and Priorities after Mass Violence and Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-Combatants.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface            

List of Abbreviations        

Alison Des Forges: Remembering a Human Rights Hero        

    Kenneth Roth

The Historian as Human Rights Activist        

    David Newbury

Introduction: Seeing Like a Post-Conflict State   

    Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf

Part I. Governance and State Building

1. Limitations to Political Reform: The Undemocratic Nature of Transition in Rwanda    

    Timothy Longman

2. Instrumentalizing Genocide: The RPF's Campaign against "Genocide Ideology"    

    Lars Waldorf

3. The Ruler's Drum and the People's Shout: Accountability and Representation on Rwanda's Hills    

    Bert Ingelaere

4. Building a "Rwanda Fit for Children"    

    Kirrily Pells

5. Beyond "You're Either with Us or against Us": Civil Society and Policymaking in Post-Genocide Rwanda    

    Paul Gready

Part II. International and Regional Contexts

6. Aid Dependence and Policy Independence: Explaining the Rwandan Paradox    

    Eugenia Zorbas

7. Funding Fraud? Donors and Democracy in Rwanda        

    Rachel Hayman

8. Waging (Civil) War Abroad: Rwanda and the DRC        

    Filip Reyntjens

9. Bad Karma: Accountability for Rwandan Crimes in the Congo        

    Jason Stearns and Federico Borello

Part III. Justice

10. Victor's Justice Revisited: Rwandan Patriotic Front Crimes and the Prosecutorial Endgame at the ICTR    

    Victor Peskin

11. The Uneasy Relationship between the ICTR and Gacaca        

    Don Webster

12. The Sovu Trials: The Impact of Genocide Justice on One Community    

    Max Rettig

13. "All Rwandans Are Afraid of Being Arrested One Day": Prisoners Past, Present, and Future    

    Carina Tertsakian

Part IV. Economic Development

14. High Modernism at the Ground Level: The Imidugudu Policy in Rwanda    

    Catharine Newbury

15. Rwanda's Post-Genocide Economic Reconstruction: The Mismatch between Elite Ambitions and Rural Realities        

    An Ansoms

16. The Presidential Land Commission: Undermining Land Law Reform    

    Chris Huggins

Part V. History and Memory

17. The Past Is Elsewhere: The Paradoxes of Proscribing Ethnicity in Post-Genocide Rwanda        

    Nigel Eltringham

18. Topographies of Remembering and Forgetting: The Transformation of Lieux de Mémoire in Rwanda

    Jens Meierhenrich

19. Teaching History in Post-Genocide Rwanda        

    Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Harvey M. Weinstein, Karen Murphy, and Timothy Longman

20. Young Rwandans' Narratives of the Past (and Present)    

    Lyndsay McLean Hilker

21. Reeducation for Reconciliation: Participant Observations on Ingando        

    Susan Thomson

Part VI. Concluding Observations

Justice and Human Rights for All Rwandans        

    Joseph Sebarenzi

The Dancing is Still the Same        

    Aloys Habimana

Acknowledgments        

Contributors        

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)