Northern Uganda: Protracted Conflict and Structures of Violence

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Northern Uganda: Protracted Conflict and Structures of Violence

Show simple item record Kustenbauder, Matthew 2011-09-09T15:30:40Z
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dc.identifier.citation Matthew Kustenbauder. 2010. Northern Uganda: protracted conflict and structures of violence. In War and Peace in Africa, ed. Toyin Falola and Raphael Chijioke Njoku, 451-482. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2010. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 1594607451 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9781594607455 en_US
dc.description.abstract This chapter identifies reasons for protracted, low-intensity civil war in Uganda during the last two decades. The first is located in Uganda’s history, in which social, political, and religious processes established the basic structures of violence that continue to operate in contemporary Uganda, reinforcing cleavages along regional, ethnic, and religious lines. The second is located in the complex balancing act involved in running a modern African state. After providing some historical background that frames the conflict, the chapter examines how both the NRM government of Yoweri Museveni and rebel insurgent movements have benefited from insecurity in the country. It argues that the government accrued political dividends while the Lord’s Resistance Army gained personal benefits so long as the conflict continued. A shift in the geopolitical landscape, coupled with the diminishing returns of a long-duration, low-level conflict, may explain why both sides recently renewed and intensified their efforts to negotiate a lasting peace. The chapter concludes by identifying two elements—personal security for the rebels, and northern development and integration—that will be critical in order for a negotiated peace to last. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship History en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Carolina Academic Press en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title Northern Uganda: Protracted Conflict and Structures of Violence en_US
dc.type Monograph or Book en_US
dc.description.version Proof en_US Kustenbauder, Matthew 2012-03-01T08:38:27Z

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