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Warfare in Independent Africa

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Part of New Approaches to African History

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521615525

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  • This book surveys the history of armed conflict in Africa in the period since decolonization and independence. The number of post-independence conflicts in Africa has been considerable, and this book introduces to readers a comprehensive analysis of their causes and character. Tracing the evolution of warfare from anti-colonial and anti-apartheid campaigns to complex conflicts in which factionalized armies, militias and rebel groups fight with each other and prey upon non-combatants, it allows the readers a new perspective to understand violence on the continent. The book is written to appeal not only to students of history and African politics, but also to experts in the policy community, the military and humanitarian agencies.

    • Explains why violence in contemporary Africa fails to result in system-changing grassroots movements
    • Written to appeal to academicians, students, the policy community, military experts and employees of humanitarian agencies
    • Addresses issues such as the persistence of poorly performing regimes
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521615525
    • length: 294 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 5 maps 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The evolution of warfare
    2. Anti-colonial rebels
    3. Majority rule rebels
    4. Reform rebels
    5. Warlord rebels
    6. Parochial rebels
    Conclusion: the past and future of warfare in Africa.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • (Un)Civil Conflict: New War in Africa
    • Child Soldiers and Warlords in African History
    • Globalization and Its Critics
    • History of Contemporary Africa
    • Modern and Contemprary Arican History
    • Political Change/Development SSA
    • Politics and Violence in Africa
    • Politics of International Development OR Human Security
    • Seminar in African Politics
    • Seminar in Civil Conflict
    • Seminar in Civil War
    • State-Building in Comparative Perspective
    • Topics in African Military History
    • Warfare in Africa from the Precolonial to the Present
    • Western Civ ll
  • Author

    William Reno, Northwestern University, Illinois
    William Reno is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. He is the author of Corruption and State Politics in Sierra Leone (Cambridge University Press, 1995) and Warlord Politics and African States (1998) and numerous other academic and policy publications about conflict in Africa. Professor Reno's research focuses on the politics of conflict in Africa.

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