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The Path of a Genocide: The Rwanda Crisis from Uganda to Zaire

The Path of a Genocide: The Rwanda Crisis from Uganda to Zaire

by Howard Adelman
     
 

The Great Lakes region of Africa has seen dramatic changes. After a decade of war, repression, and genocide, loosely allied regimes have replaced old-style dictatorships. The Path of a Genocide examines the decade (1986-97) that brackets the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. This collection of essays is both a narrative of that event and a deep reexamination of the

Overview

The Great Lakes region of Africa has seen dramatic changes. After a decade of war, repression, and genocide, loosely allied regimes have replaced old-style dictatorships. The Path of a Genocide examines the decade (1986-97) that brackets the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. This collection of essays is both a narrative of that event and a deep reexamination of the international role in addressing humanitarian issues and complex emergencies.

Nineteen donor countries and seventeen multilateral organizations, international agencies, and international nongovernmental organizations pooled their efforts for an in-depth evaluation of the international response to the conflict in Rwanda. Original studies were commissioned from scholars from Uganda, Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Norway, Great Britain, France, Canada, and the United States. While each chapter in this volume focuses on one dimension of the Rwanda conflict, together they tell the story of this unfolding genocide and the world's response.

The Path of a Genocide offers readers a perspective in sharp contrast to the tendency to treat a peace agreement as the end to conflict. This is a detailed effort to make sense of the political crisis and genocide in Rwanda and the effects it had on its neighbors.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The Path of a Genocide remains a unprecedented resource book for scholars, international relations experts, policy makers, agencies for peace building and conflict resolution, humanitarian agenices, pastoral agents and all those who are interested in finding a lasting solution to the crisis in the Great Lakes Region. It is a must for anyone who wants to have a fairly thorough grasp of the internal, regional and global forces at the heart of the crisis in Rwanda and in the rest of the great Lakes Region."

—Hekima Review

"The study highlights the dismal failure of the international community to intervene and prevent genocide even in a situation where the perpetrators were weak and ill-equipped; it also emphasizes the imperative for such intervention in future genocidal situations. Essential for Africa specialists, human rights activists, and Western policy makers. Recommended for general, undergraduate, graduate, and faculty collections."

Choice

"The conflict in Rwanda was upsetting to many citizens throughout the world. [The Path of a Genocide is] a strong analysis of that situation, particularly its troubling peace agreement[.]"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560003823
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
04/13/1999
Pages:
414

Meet the Author

Howard Adelman is professor of philosophy at York University in Toronto.

Astri Suhrke is senior fellow at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen (Norway) and resident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington.

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