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Title:African guerrillas: raging against the machine
Editor:Bs, MortenISNI
City of publisher:Boulder, CO
ISBN:1588264955; 9781588264954; 1588264718; 9781588264718
Geographic terms:Africa
Ivory Coast - Cte d'Ivoire
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:guerrilla warfare
civil wars
Abstract:Much of the recent literature on African armed insurgencies has mistakenly focused on single-factor explanations, such as greed, resources, and culture. This volume argues for a more nuanced, holistic approach that is historically grounded and integrates multiple levels of analysis. Building on the insights provided in Christopher Clapham's 'African Guerrillas' (1998), the authors find a new generation of fighters - one that reflects rage against the machinery of a dysfunctional State. The book is organized into thematic essays and country-specific case studies: Introduction (Morten Bs and Kevin C. Dunn); African guerrilla politics: raging against the machine? (Morten Bs and Kevin C. Dunn); Marginalized youth (Morten Bs); Whither the separatist motive? (Pierre Englebert); Liberia: the LURDs of the new church (William S. Reno); Cte d'Ivoire: negotiating identity and citizenship (Richard Bangas and Ruth Marshall-Fratani); The Democratic Republic of Congo: militarized politics in a 'failed State' (Denis M. Tull); Uganda: the Lord's Resistance Army (Kevin C. Dunn); Sudan: the Janjawiid and government militias (stein H. Rolandsen); Senegal: the resilient weakness of Casamanais separatists (Vincent Foucher); Angola: how to lose a guerrilla war (Assis Malaquias); 'African Guerrillas' revisited (Christopher Clapham). [ASC Leiden abstract]