Life after Violence

African Arguments
A People's Story of Burundi
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ForewordIntroductionPart I - BackgroundChapter 1 - A Brief Political History of BurundiChapter 2 - Methodology & LocationPart II - The View from BelowChapter 3 - Peace and War as Read in BurundiChapter 4 - 'If I Were in Charge Here': Burundians on Respect, Corruption and the StateChapter 5 - Hard Work and Prostitution: The Capitalist Ethos in CrisisChapter 6 - 'I Want to Marry a Dynamic Girl': Changing Gender Expectations in BurundiChapter 7 - Justice, Silence and Social CapitalChapter 8 - Conclusion NotesBibliographyIndex
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Burundi recently emerged from twelve years of civil war. In this book, ordinary Burundians, farmers, artisans, traders, mothers, soldiers and students talk about the past and the future, war and peace, their hopes for a better life and their relationships with each other and the state. Young men, in particular, often seen as the cause of violence, talk about the difficulties of living up to standards of masculinity in an impoverished and war-torn society. Weaving a rich tapestry, Peter Uvin pitches the ideas and aspirations of people on the ground against the assumptions often made by the international development and peace-building agencies. This groundbreaking book on conflict and society in Africa will have profound repercussions for development across the world.
Autor: Peter Uvin
Peter Uvin is the Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies and Academic Dean at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. In recent years, his research and practice has dealt with the intersection between development aid, human rights, and conflict, mostly in the African Great Lakes region. His previous books include Development and Human Rights and Aiding Violence: The Development Enterprise in Rwanda, which received the African Studies Association's Herskowits award for the most outstanding book on Africa in 1998. He spends a large amount of his time working for various agencies in the Great Lakes region.

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Autor: Peter Uvin
ISBN-13 :: 9781848131798
ISBN: 1848131798
Erscheinungsjahr: 15.12.2008
Verlag: Zed Books Ltd
Gewicht: 260g
Seiten: 224
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 207x138x18 mm, black & white tables
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