Aiding Violence The Development Enterprise in Rwanda

ISBN-10: 1565490835
ISBN-13: 9781565490833
Edition: N/A
Authors: Peter Uvin
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Peter Uvin is the Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies and Academic Dean at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Background
Rwanda before Independence: A Contested History
After Independence: Strategies for Elite Consolidation
Development as Legitimization
The Ideology of the Social Revolution
The Roots of Prejudice
The Institutionalized Structure of Prejudice
The Image of Rwanda in the Development Community
The Importance of Development Aid in Rwanda
The Image: Development against the Odds
The Data
From Development to Relief: Explaining the Transition
Crisis, Elite Manipulation, and Violence in the 1990s
Political and Economic Crises and the Radicalization of Society
Economic Crises
Political Crises
From Elite Fear to the Incitation of Genocide
Beyond the Standard Explanation
Under the Volcano: The Development Community in the 1990s
On Knowledge and Ignorance
The 1990s Development Community
The Broader Picture
The Condition of Structural Violence
From Structural to Acute Violence
Poverty and Inequality
The Forces of Exclusion
Prejudice and Humiliation
From Structural Violence to Genocide
Aid and Structural Violence
The Impact of Development Aid on Structural Violence
Why the Blindness?
Two Issues: The Role of Civil Society and Ecological Resource Scarcity
And Where Was Civil Society?
Overview of the Associative Sector in Rwanda
The Puzzle of Civil Society in Rwanda
Civil Society: Quantity versus Quality
On the Democratizing Impact of Civil Society
The Role of Ecological Resource Scarcity
Rwanda's Ecology: An Overview
Ecological Resource Scarcity: Challenges and Responses
Genocide and Ecological Resource Scarcity
Conclusions
Why Did People Participate in Genocide? A Theoretically Informed Synthesis
Political Science and Sociological Explanations
Psychological Explanations
Additional Factors of Importance
Development Aid: Conclusions and Paths for Reflection
The Dual Role of Aid
The Politics of Development Interventions
Democratization and Civil Society
Aid and Political Conditionality
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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