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Title:Administrative decentralization and political conflict in Mali
Authors:Hesseling, GertiISNI
Dijk, Han vanISNI
Book title:Is violence inevitable in Africa? Theories of conflict and approaches to conflict prevention
Geographic term:Mali
political conflicts
Abstract:This chapter addresses the dangers accompanying decentralization and in particular the risk of inadequate preparation and implementation of decentralization which could result in new (ethnic) conflicts or a revival of old ones. It focuses on Mali. The chapter first deals with some general views of decentralization. After a short analysis of the effects of the colonial regime on the African State, it gives a more detailed description of Mali. Subsequently, it describes how the Malian government prepared for and implemented decentralization in the 1990s. Finally, the authors state their conclusions on the basis of a number of concrete examples. Bibliogr., notes [ASC Leiden abstract]