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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Remaking Rwanda: State building and human rights after mass violence
Editors:Straus, ScottISNI
Waldorf, Lars
Series:Critical human rights
City of publisher:Madison, WI
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN:0299282643; 9780299282646
Geographic terms:Rwanda
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
political change
development cooperation
military intervention
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
government policy
festschrifts (form)
About person:Alison Liebhafsky Des Forges (1942-2009)ISNI
Abstract:Essays in memory of Alison Des Forges (1942-2009). After two essays about her life and work (Kenneth Roth) and the historian as a human rights activist (David Newbury), Part 1, Governance and State Building, has essays about the undemocratic nature of the transition in Rwanda (Timothy Longman), the campaign of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) against 'Genocide Ideology' (Lars Waldorf), accountability and representation on Rwanda's Hills (Bert Ingelaere), building a new Rwanda (Kirrily Pells), civil society in post-genocide Rwanda (Paul Gready). Part 2, International and Regional Contexts, contains articles about aid dependence (Eugenia Zorbas), donors and democracy (Rachel Hayman), Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRRC) (Filip Reyntjens), accountability for Rwandan crimes in the Congo (Jason Stearns, Federico Borello). Part 3, Justice, has essays discussing RPF crimes and the endgame at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) (Victor Peskin), the relationship between the ICTR and 'gacaca' or community courts (Don Webster), the Sovu (southern Rwanda) trials (Max Rettig) and the fear of arrest prevailing among all Rwandans (Carina Tertsakian). Part 4, Rural Reengineering, covers the 'imidugudu' policy (government-sponsored re-villagization) (Catharine Newbury), post-genocide economic reconstruction (An Ansoms), the Presidential Land Commission (Chris Huggins). Part 5, History and Memory, examines the paradoxes of proscribing ethnicity in post-genocide Rwanda (Nigel Eltringham), the transformation of 'lieux de mémoire' (Jens Meierhenrich), teaching history in post-genocide Rwanda (Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Harvey M. Weinstein, K.L. Murphy, Timothy Longman), the way young Rwandans look at the past (Lyndsay McLean Hilker), participant observations on 'ingando' or citizenship re-education camps (Susan Thomson). The two concluding essays are by Jospeh Sebarenzi and Aloys Habimana. [ASC Leiden abstract]