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Violent conflict and peacebuilding: The continuing crisis in Darfur
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2013 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book examines the continuing devastation in the Darfur region of Sudan, focusing on its causes and consequences from the perspective of the complementarity of distinct conflicts.

The crisis reached its peak in 2003–2004, when certain Arab militias joined forces with the Sudan armed forces against insurgent resistance movements. Engulfed in the tumult, many Darfurians have experienced systematic slaughter, sexual violence, and internal displacement on a massive scale. Although the violence has waned in recent years, the fighting continues to this day. The authors cast this crisis as a complex web of four distinct, yet interlacing, conflict types:

  • long-standing disputes between farmers and herders and between different herder communities
  • political struggles between the local elite leaders of the resistance movements, and those between traditional leaders (elders) and younger aspiring leaders
  • long-standing grievances of marginalized groups against those at the national centre of power
  • cross-border conflicts, primarily the proxy war waged between Chad and Sudan
  • the crisis in South Sudan is also examined through the lens of conflict complementarity.

This book will be of interest to students of African politics, genocide, political violence, ethnic conflict, war and conflict studies, peacebuilding and IR.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2013. , 175 p.
, Routledge Series in Peace and Conflict Resolution
Keyword [en]
Darfur, Sudan, conflict complementarity, violent conflict, peacebuilding
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Peace and Conflict Research
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-177313ISBN: 978-0-415-68978-6ISBN: 0-415-68978-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-177313DiVA: diva2:540164
Available from: 2012-07-08 Created: 2012-07-08 Last updated: 2012-10-17Bibliographically approved

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