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This Land is Whose Land?: A Comprehensive View of 20 years of Communal Conflicts in Darfur
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research. (Uppsala Conflict Data Program)
2008 (English)In:  , 2008, 1-21 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
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Communal conflicts are an emerging research topic within the peace and conflict research field and this research has mostly focused upon ethnicity and farmers-herders conflicts. Albeit 70% of communal conflicts take place in a country that also suffers from a state-based conflict this has been an overlooked area. This paper examines how state-based and communal conflicts interact. It does so by looking into the case of Darfur, where communal conflicts have been said to be at the root of the current conflict in Darfur and it has been noted that new communal conflicts have erupted after the rebellion started in 2003. Through using new tentative data from Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) communal conflicts that have taken place in Darfur during the last 20 years are explored. The paper finds that the outbreak of the rebellion has changed the nature of communal conflicts both by making them more frequent, and by changing who is fighting who.

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2008. 1-21 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-98579OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-98579DiVA: diva2:175080
Paper presented at the 50th annual International Studies Association (ISA) Convention New York City, NY 15-18 February 2009Available from: 2009-02-26 Created: 2009-02-26 Last updated: 2009-06-30Bibliographically approved

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