Ethnicity Kills?

The Politics of War, Peace and Ethnicity in SubSaharan Africa

  • Einar Braathen
  • Morten Bøås
  • Gjermund Sæther

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. Y. Mudimbe
      Pages 23-34
  3. Ethnicity and Civil War

  4. Transitions from War to Peace?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Einar Braathen, Morten Bøås, Gjermund Sæther
      Pages 188-205
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 206-223

About this book


The book examines, among other issues, the emergence of civil war as a result of political struggles. The construction of Africa as the 'other' has meant that factors commonly used to explain war elsewhere have been neglected in SubSaharan Africa. The political power struggle which evolved around the state is at the forefront of the analysis of civil war and societal conflict.


Civil War conflict economy nationalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Einar Braathen
    • 1
  • Morten Bøås
    • 2
  • Gjermund Sæther
    • 3
  1. 1.Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)BergenNorway
  2. 2.Centre for Development and the EnvironmentUniversity of OsloNorway
  3. 3.Norwegian Ministry of Foreign AffairsViennaAustria

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