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dc.contributor.authorSteyn, Phiaen_UK
dc.contributor.editorFouskas, Vassilis Ken_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: The history of independent Africa is characterised by high levels of conflict that has ranged from low-intensity ethno-religious and political conflicts, to protracted civil wars, conventional interstate conflicts to regional conflicts. In this process millions of Africans have been killed, of which an estimated 90 per cent were civilian non-combatants. Apart from the large-scale loss of human life and associated human rights abuses, conflict has also led to the reversal of decades of development efforts, the disruption of livelihoods, the destruction of infrastructure, the loss of investment opportunities, the diversion of resources from social programmes to the military, increased debt, and the massive internal displacement of people who are uprooted and forced to become refugees. The causes of conflict in Africa are numerous and include the colonial legacy, the weak postcolonial African state, coups d'etat, military intervention in political processes, regional and international political and economic systems, fundamental social cleavages (e.g. ethnic, religious and regional), weak economies, competition over scarce resources, arbitrary and repressive governance, political intolerance, and the refusal of political elites to cooperate and compromise. What follows is a survey of conflicts in independent Africa that focuses on some of the main conflicts fought on the continent since the c.1950s, and attempts at making and keeping the peace in Africa.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_UK
dc.relationSteyn P (2007) Conflicts in Africa. In: Fouskas VK (ed.) The Politics of Conflict: A Survey. Europa Politics of ... series. London and New York: Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp. 44-58.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropa Politics of ... seriesen_UK
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dc.subjectAfrican Polticsen_UK
dc.subjectAfrican conflicten_UK
dc.subjectAfrica Politics and government 1960en_UK
dc.subjectPolitical violence Africaen_UK
dc.titleConflicts in Africaen_UK
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dc.citation.btitleThe Politics of Conflict: A Surveyen_UK
dc.publisher.addressLondon and New Yorken_UK
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local.rioxx.authorSteyn, Phia|en_UK
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local.rioxx.contributorFouskas, Vassilis K|en_UK
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