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Making and unmaking nations : war, leadership, and genocide in modern Africa, Scott Straus

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Making and unmaking nations : war, leadership, and genocide in modern Africa
Title
Making and unmaking nations
Title remainder
war, leadership, and genocide in modern Africa
Statement of responsibility
Scott Straus
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Making and Unmaking Nations, Scott Straus seeks to explain why and how genocide takes place--and, perhaps more important, how it has been avoided in places where it may have seemed likely or even inevitable. To solve that puzzle, he examines postcolonial Africa, analyzing countries in which genocide occurred and where it could have but did not. Why have there not been other Rwandas-- Straus finds that deep-rooted ideologies--how leaders make their nations--shape strategies of violence and are central to what leads to or away from genocide. Other critical factors include the dynamics of war, the role of restraint, and the interaction between national and local actors in the staging of campaigns of large-scale violence. Grounded in Straus's extensive fieldwork in contemporary Africa, the study of major twentieth-century cases of genocide, and the literature on genocide and political violence, Making and Unmaking Nations centers on cogent analyses of three nongenocide cases (Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal) and two in which genocide took place (Rwanda and Sudan). Straus's empirical analysis is based in part on an original database of presidential speeches from 1960 to 2005. The book also includes a broad-gauge analysis of all major cases of large-scale violence in Africa since decolonization. Straus's insights into the causes of genocide will inform the study of political violence as well as giving policymakers and nongovernmental organizations valuable tools for the future. --
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1970-
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Straus, Scott
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Genocide
  • Nation-building
  • Political leadership
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
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Making and unmaking nations : war, leadership, and genocide in modern Africa, Scott Straus
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-378) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the puzzle of genocide -- The concept and logic of genocide -- Escalation and restraint -- A theory of genocide -- Mass categorical violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1960-2008 -- Retreating from the brink in Côte d'Ivoire -- The politics of dialogue in Mali -- Pluralism and accommodation in Senegal -- Endangered Arab-Islamic nationalism in Sudan -- Fighting for the Hutu revolution in Rwanda -- Conclusion : making nations and preventing their unmaking
Control code
ocn890377768
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 386 pages
Isbn
9780801453328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890377768
Label
Making and unmaking nations : war, leadership, and genocide in modern Africa, Scott Straus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the puzzle of genocide -- The concept and logic of genocide -- Escalation and restraint -- A theory of genocide -- Mass categorical violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1960-2008 -- Retreating from the brink in Côte d'Ivoire -- The politics of dialogue in Mali -- Pluralism and accommodation in Senegal -- Endangered Arab-Islamic nationalism in Sudan -- Fighting for the Hutu revolution in Rwanda -- Conclusion : making nations and preventing their unmaking
Control code
ocn890377768
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 386 pages
Isbn
9780801453328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890377768

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