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Title:The impact of colonial legacies and globalization processes on forced migration in modern Africa
Author:Masinda, Mambo T.ISNI
Year:2004
Periodical:Research Review (ISSN 0855-4412)
Volume:20
Issue:1
Pages:1-7
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:colonialism
migration
global economy
international relations
Forced migration
civil wars
colonization
land tenure
globalization
Abstract:This paper argues that forced migration in modern Africa, often provoked by wars, is largely fueled by factors rooted in a combination of colonial legacies - such as ethnic hierarchization, land alienation and military doctrine inherited from the 'white, civilized man' - and the globalization process - structural adjustment leading to poverty, and economic wars characterized by profit-making activities driven not by ideology but by greed. In conclusion, the paper suggests that the UN should intervene in supporting collapsed States to reallocate land to small farmers, empower civil society, and protect weak States against the international mafia that sustains illegal natural resources exploitation. Bibliogr., note, sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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