Conflict, Inequality and Ethnicity

Preventing Violent Conflict in Africa

Inequalities, Perceptions and Institutions

Editors: Mine, Y., Stewart, F., Fukuda-Parr, S., Mkandawire, T. (Eds.)

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Horizontal inequalities are root causes of violent conflict in Africa. Yet, people take actions not because of statistical data on inequalities, of which they might not be aware, but because of injustices they perceive. This volume analyses the results of original surveys with over 3,000 respondents in African cities and towns, exposing clear discrepancies between objective inequalities and people's subjective perceptions. The contributors examine experiences in country pairs and probe into the reasons why neighbouring countries, sharing common historical traits, sometimes took contrasting pathways of peace and violent conflict. Combining quantitative analysis and qualitative anatomy of historical experiences of conflict and reconciliation in Rwanda, Burundi, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria, the study brings forward a set of policy recommendations for development practitioners. This work further addresses the issue of institutional choice and reveals how sustainable power-sharing and decentralisation contribute to political stability in Africa.

About the authors

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, The New School, USA Mari Katayanagi, JICA Research Institute, Japan Mwangi S. Kimenyi,The Brookings Institution, USA Arnim Langer, University of Leuven, Belgium Satoru Mikami, JICA Research Institute, Japan Yoichi Mine, Doshisha University, Japan Thandika Mkandawire, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK Julius E. Nyang'oro, University of North Carolina, USA Yuichi Sasaoka, Meiji University, Japan Frances Stewart, University of Oxford, UK Shinichi Takeuchi, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan Ukoha Ukiwo, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Disentangling the Linkages between Horizontal Inequalities and Political Institutions

    Pages 1-9

    Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko (et al.)

  • Comparing Political Institutions: Institutional Choice and Conflict Prevention in Africa

    Pages 10-39

    Mine, Yoichi (et al.)

  • ‘Twin Countries’ with Contrasting Institutions: Post-Conflict State-Building in Rwanda and Burundi

    Pages 40-65

    Takeuchi, Shinichi

  • Horizontal Inequalities, Ethnic Politics and Violent Conflict: The Contrasting Experiences of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

    Pages 66-94

    Langer, Arnim

  • Beyond Ad hoc Power-Sharing: Comparing South Africa and Zimbabwe

    Pages 95-125

    Mine, Yoichi

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preventing Violent Conflict in Africa
Book Subtitle
Inequalities, Perceptions and Institutions
Editors
  • Y. Mine
  • F. Stewart
  • S. Fukuda-Parr
  • T. Mkandawire
Series Title
Conflict, Inequality and Ethnicity
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32970-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137329707
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32969-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46068-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 325
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