Making Sense of the Central African Republic

Making Sense of the Central African Republic

Fall, I.D. (2006) 'CAR: A tragedy in making?', Global Humanitarian Platform, 4–11 November. Available from: <http://www. globalhumanitarianplatform.org/doc00001965.html>. Human Rights Watch (2007) 'State of anarchy: rebellion and abuses ...

Author: Tatiana Carayannis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783603817

Category: Political Science

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Lying at the centre of a tumultuous region, the Central African Republic and its turbulent history have often been overlooked. Democracy, in any kind of a meaningful sense, has eluded the country. Since the mid-1990s, army mutinies and serial rebellion in CAR have resulted in two major successful coups. Over the course of these upheavals, the country has become a laboratory for peacebuilding initiatives, hosting a two-decade-long succession of UN and regional peacekeeping, peacebuilding and special political missions. Drawing together the foremost experts on the Central African Republic, this much-needed volume provides the first in-depth analysis of the country's recent history of rebellion, instability, and international and regional intervention.
Categories: Political Science

State of Rebellion

State of Rebellion

State of Rebellion is an urgent insight into this little-understood country and the problems with peacebuilding more broadly.

Author: Louisa Lombard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783608867

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

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Shortlisted for the Fage and Oliver Prize 2018 In 2013, the Central African Republic was engulfed by violence. In the face of the rapid spread of the conflict, journalists, politicians, and academics alike have struggled to account for its origins. In this first comprehensive account of the country's recent upheaval, Louisa Lombard shows the limits of the superficial explanations offered thus far – that the violence has been due to a religious divide, or politicians' manipulations, or profiteering. Instead, she shows that conflict has long been useful to Central African politics, a tendency that has been exacerbated by the international community's method of engagement with so-called fragile states. Furthermore, changing this state of affairs will require rethinking the relationships of all those present – rebel groups and politicians, as well as international interveners and diplomats. State of Rebellion is an urgent insight into this little-understood country and the problems with peacebuilding more broadly.
Categories: Political Science

Perilous Medicine

Perilous Medicine

Stephen W. Smith, “CAR's History: The Past of a Tense Present,” in Making Sense of the Central African Republic, ed. Tatiana Carayannis and Louisa Lombard (London: Zed, 2015), 23. 68. Adam Hochschild, King Leopold's Ghost (New York: ...

Author: Leonard Rubenstein

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231549820

Category: Political Science

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Pervasive violence against hospitals, patients, doctors, and other health workers has become a horrifically common feature of modern war. These relentless attacks destroy lives and the capacity of health systems to tend to those in need. Inaction to stop this violence undermines long-standing values and laws designed to ensure that sick and wounded people receive care. Leonard Rubenstein—a human rights lawyer who has investigated atrocities against health workers around the world—offers a gripping and powerful account of the dangers health workers face during conflict and the legal, political, and moral struggle to protect them. In a dozen case studies, he shares the stories of people who have been attacked while seeking to serve patients under dire circumstances including health workers hiding from soldiers in the forests of eastern Myanmar as they seek to serve oppressed ethnic communities, surgeons in Syria operating as their hospitals are bombed, and Afghan hospital staff attacked by the Taliban as well as government and foreign forces. Rubenstein reveals how political and military leaders evade their legal obligations to protect health care in war, punish doctors and nurses for adhering to their responsibilities to provide care to all in need, and fail to hold perpetrators to account. Bringing together extensive research, firsthand experience, and compelling personal stories, Perilous Medicine also offers a path forward, detailing the lessons the international community needs to learn to protect people already suffering in war and those on the front lines of health care in conflict-ridden places around the world.
Categories: Political Science

Orsam Analiz Say 291 The Spread of Insecurity from North Africa to the Sahel and the Questioning of French Regional Presence

Orsam Analiz Say    291   The Spread of Insecurity from North Africa to the Sahel and the Questioning of French Regional Presence

Making Sense of CAR: An Introduction.” In Making Sense of the Central African Republic, Ed. Tatiana Carayannis and Louise Lombard, London: Zed Books, 2015, s. 1–16. 27 Jean-Claude Tchatchouang, “The CFA Franc Zone: A Biography”, ...

Author: Kaan Devecioğlu

Publisher: Ortadoğu Yayınları

ISBN: 9786257219679

Category: Political Science

Page: 32

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Today, the global security agenda is concentrated on countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, especially within the context of non-state actors. This is also the case for some countries in the African region. Particularly, the developments in the region called the Sahel and the impact of global actors are worthy of attention. From a historical point of view, the environment of insecurity spreading from North Africa to Sub-Saharan countries has created a struggle for influence over countries such as Mauritania, Mali, Chad and Niger, in which actors such as the US, France, Russia and China are directly or indirectly involved. Terrorist activities in the Sahel belt, which includes nine countries from Senegal to Eritrea, are generally concentrated on the borders of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, and in the north of Nigeria, in the region known as the Lake Chad basin. Countries in this region, most of which gained their independence from France and England, are still under the influence of western countries today. However, they are also faced with the challenge of China, which took advantage of the trade vacuum created by western countries, as well as Russia, which has recently re-established military presence in the region after the collapse of the USSR. The region west of the Sahel, extending from Mauritania to Chad, was one of the safest locations in the world until the early 2000s. The biggest threats faced by those living in this region were predators, drought and famine. Today, however, the region has turned into a breeding ground for terrorism. Terrorist movements gradually spread and became an integral part of the region in the period from the 1990s until the founding of ISIS in 2015. In the following period, terrorist incidentstook place, especially on the borders of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, and the struggle of western and local forces against terrorist movements and inter-tribal conflicts continues under the leadership of France. Following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya in 2010, French military forces settled in the region in 2012 as part of the fight against extremist groups that spread to the north of Mali. In this context, France aimed to eliminate regional security gaps with Operation Serval in 2013, Operation Barkhan in 2014, and peacekeeping and maintenance operations of the European Union (Takuba), United Nations (MINUSMA) and African Union in the following period. The increasing US military presence in the region since 2001, has turned into intelligence support for the relevant operations with France's engagements. Having spread from the north of Mali to the countries west of the Sahel (especially Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso), the origins of these movements date back to Algerian civil war and the demands of the Tuareg people living in these regions. This study aims to evaluate the current interactions in the Sahel and the questions over France's presence in the region, following the spread of terrorist movements from North Africa to the Sahel in the historical process. In the study, the origins of the expansion of terrorism in the region will be discussed. The study will then examine the effects of the Libyan War on the mobilitization in the Sahel. Finally, the increasing "terrorist movements" in the region and the questions over the French presence will be put into context.
Categories: Political Science

States of Fragility 2016 Understanding Violence

States of Fragility 2016 Understanding Violence

Making Sense of the Central African Republic, Zed Books, London. La Porta, R. et al. (1999), “The quality of government”, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 15/1, pp. 222-279. Lindemann, S. (2008), “Do inclusive elite ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264267213

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The world is getting more violent, and violence is occurring in surprising places. Over the past 15 years, 3.34 billion people, or almost half of the world’s population, have been affected by violence. The number of violent conflicts is decreasing, but conflicts are killing more people: ...
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Preventing Mass Atrocities

Preventing Mass Atrocities

Central African Republic is rebuilding itself as a country where the prevention of violence is inscribed in political agreements ... London: Zed Books, www.zedbooks.co.uk/paperback/making-sense-of-the-centralafricanrepublic Collier, ...

Author: Barbara Harff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317353591

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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What can be done to warn about and organize political action to prevent genocide and mass atrocities? The international contributors to this volume are either experts or practitioners, often both, who have contributed in substantial ways to analyzing high risk situations, recommending preventive policies and actions, and in several instances helping to organize remedial actions. Whereas current literature on the prevention of genocide is theoretically well grounded, this book explores what can be done, and has been done, in real-world situations. Recommendations and actions are rooted in a generation of experience, based on solid historical, comparative, and empirical research and with a grounding in quantitative methods. This volume examines historical cases to understand the general causes and processes of mass violence and genocide, and engages with ongoing genocidal crises including Darfur and Syria, as well as other forms of related violence such as terrorism and civil conflict. It will be key reading for all students and scholars of genocide, war and conflict studies, human security and security studies in general.
Categories: Political Science

Hunting Game

Hunting Game

'Making sense of CAR: an introduction' in Tatiana Carayannis and Louisa Lombard (eds), Making Sense of the Central African Republic. London: Zed. Lombard, Louisa and Jérôme Tubiana. n.d. 'Guard-tracker trajectories in violent ...

Author: Louisa Lombard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108478779

Category: History

Page: 268

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The first ethnographic and historical study of raiding in the Central African Republic. By treating raiding as a political mode, this fascinating study investigates forceful acquisition, revealing the evolution of raiding skills, examples of encounters and its consequences over the last 150 years.
Categories: History

Culture and Customs of the Central African Republic

Culture and Customs of the Central African Republic

The colonizers had very specific ways that they wanted Centrafricans to participate in Catholicism , but the people of the CAR were able to come to terms with Christianity and have it make sense for them . The subregion of Central ...

Author: Jacqueline Cassandra Woodfork

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313332037

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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Examines the culture and customs of the people of the Central African Republic.
Categories: Social Science

Making Sense of Mass Atrocity

Making Sense of Mass Atrocity

been granted by states in Africa, one might respond that this state practice therefore makes custom only for fellow ... given former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide by the Central African Republic and, briefly, South Africa.

Author: Mark Osiel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139480659

Category: Political Science

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Genocide, crimes against humanity, and the worst war crimes are possible only when the state or other organisations mobilise and co-ordinate the efforts of many people. Responsibility for mass atrocity is always widely shared, often by thousands. Yet criminal law, with its liberal underpinnings, prefers to blame particular individuals for isolated acts. Is such law, therefore, constitutionally unable to make any sense of the most catastrophic conflagrations of our time? Drawing on the experience of several prosecutions, this book both trenchantly diagnoses the law's limits at such times and offers a spirited defence of its moral and intellectual resources for meeting the vexing challenge of holding anyone criminally accountable for mass atrocity. Just as war criminals develop new methods of eluding law's historic grasp, so criminal law flexibly devises novel responses to their stratagems. Mark Osiel examines several such legal innovations in international jurisprudence and proposes still others.
Categories: Political Science

The Central African Republic

The Central African Republic

... you on the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic . As you said , it is unusual to have two witnesses from the State Department , but because I was just in Bangui at the beginning of April we thought it might make sense ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D038002011

Category: Africa, Central

Page: 92

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Categories: Africa, Central