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Title:Is war contagious? The transnationalization of conflict in Darfur
Author:De Maio, Jennifer L.ISNI
Periodical:African Studies Quarterly (ISSN 1093-2658)
Geographic terms:Sudan
Central African Republic
Subjects:civil wars
international relations
foreign policy
Darfur conflict
External link:http://asq.africa.ufl.edu/files/Maio-Vol11Is4.pdf
Abstract:Scholars often regard the transnationalization of civil wars as unique expansions of the war and in doing so overlook the importance of the international system in contributing to the spillover of violence. The relationship between domestic situations and international contexts directly contributes to the transnationalization of civil war. The author focuses on the widening of the Darfur conflict from a domestic conflict in Sudan to a war with strong international connections and ties. She argues that the transnationalization of war in Darfur is not the result of diffusion or contagion. Instead, the spillover of violence is the result of calculations on the part of the Sudanese government, which is using the violence in Darfur to wage proxy wars in Chad and the Central African Republic. A dangerous system of war has developed, with the governments of Chad, the CAR, and Sudan supporting and arming rebel groups in pursuit of wider political objectives and military goals. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]