Remaking Rwanda State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence

ISBN-10: 0299282643
ISBN-13: 9780299282646
Edition: 2011
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Description: In the mid-1990s, civil war and genocide ravaged Rwanda. Since then, the countryrs"s new leadership has undertaken a highly ambitious effort to refashion Rwandars"s politics, economy, and society, and the countryrs"s accomplishments have garnered  More...

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 4/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

In the mid-1990s, civil war and genocide ravaged Rwanda. Since then, the countryrs"s new leadership has undertaken a highly ambitious effort to refashion Rwandars"s politics, economy, and society, and the countryrs"s accomplishments have garnered widespread praise.Remaking Rwandais the first book to examine Rwandars"s remarkable post-genocide recovery in a comprehensive and critical fashion. By paying close attention to memory politics, human rights, justice, foreign relations, land use, education, and other key social institutions and practices, this volume raises serious concerns about the depth and durability of the countryrs"s reconstruction. Edited by Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf,Remaking Rwandabrings together experienced scholars and human rights professionals to offer a nuanced, historically informed picture of post-genocide Rwanda-one that reveals powerful continuities with the nationrs"s past and raises profound questions about its future.

Maps of Rwanda
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Alison Des Forges: Remembering a Human Rights Hero
The Historian as Human Rights Activist
Introduction: Seeing Like a Post-Conflict State
Governance and State Building
Limitations to Political Reform: The Undemocratic Nature of Transition in Rwanda
Instrumentalizing Genocide: The RPF's Campaign against �Genocide Ideology�
The Ruler's Drum and the People's Shout: Accountability and Representation on Rwanda's Hills
Building a Rwanda �Fit for Children�
Beyond �You're with Us or against Us�: Civil Society and Policymaking in Post-Genocide Rwanda
International and Regional Contexts
Aid Dependence and Policy Independence: Explaining the Rwandan Paradox
Funding Fraud? Donors and Democracy in Rwanda
Waging (Civil) War Abroad: Rwanda and the DRC
Bad Karma: Accountability for Rwandan Crimes in the Congo
Justice
Victor's Justice Revisited: Rwandan Patriotic Front Crimes and the Prosecutorial Endgame at the ICTR
The Uneasy Relationship between the ICTR and Gacaca
The Sovu Trials: The Impact of Genocide Justice on One Community
�All Rwandans Are Afraid of Being Arrested One Day�: Prisoners Past, Present, and Future
Rural Reengineering
High Modernism at the Ground Level: The Imidugudu Policy in Rwanda
Rwanda's Post-Genocide Economic Reconstruction: The Mismatch between Elite Ambitions and Rural Realities
The Presidential Land Commission: Undermining Land Law Reform
History and Memory
The Past Is Elsewhere: The Paradoxes of Proscribing Ethnicity in Post-Genocide Rwanda
Topographies of Remembering and Forgetting: The Transformation of Lieux de M�moire in Rwanda
Teaching History in Post-Genocide Rwanda
Young Rwandans' Narratives of the Past (and Present)
Reeducation for Reconciliation: Participant Observations on Ingando
Concluding Observations
Justice and Human Rights for All Rwandans
The Dancing Is Still the Same
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Index

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