The Roots of African Conflicts
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The Roots of African Conflicts

The Causes and Costs

Edited by Alfred Nhema and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

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This book presents African scholars' views of why conflicts start in their continent.
Violent conflicts have exacted a heavy toll on Africa's societies, polities and economies. The causes of conflict are too often examined by scholars from the countries that run the proxy wars and sell the arms to fuel them. This volume offers theoretically sophisticated, empirically grounded and compelling analyses of the roots of African conflicts.

'...The studies in these two books seek to advance our understanding of African conflicts by going beyond the conventional and fashionable analyses of Africanist scholarship, often inflected with, if not infected by, Afropessimism, or the simplistic stereotypes conveyed in the western media that is infused with Afrophobia....these conflicts must be understood in comparative perspective, not in isolation. Violent conflict in Africa is indeed part of the human drama, but the tendency to impose universalist models of conflict driven from stylized westernexperiences or faddish theorising must be resisted... such paradigms lead to poor analysis and bad policy. Conflict is too serious a matter, and its costs too grave, for glib modeling or lazy journalistic speculation uninformed by the histories of, and unmindful of the concrete conditions in, the societies under scrutiny.' - From the introduction by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Published in association with OSSREA
North America: Ohio U Press; South Africa: Unisa Press

Professor Alfred G. Nhema is the Director of the School of Government. His research interests are in the areas of Democracy and Governance, Public Administration, Public Policy, Peace and Conflict. He is the Editor of The Resolution of African Conflicts: the Management of Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Reconstruction (2008) and The Roots of African Conflicts: the Causes and Costs (2008).

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is Vice Chancellor at United States International University-Africa.

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is Vice Chancellor at United States International University-Africa.

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256 Pages

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Imprint: James Currey