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Anti-Refugee Violence and African Politics

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  • Date Published: September 2013
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  • isbn: 9781107273498

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  • Using comparative cases from Guinea, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, this study explains why some refugee-hosting communities launch large-scale attacks on civilian refugees while others refrain from such attacks even when encouraged to do so by state officials. Ato Kwamena Onoma argues that these attacks happen where governments instigate them because of links between a few refugees and major opposition groups in the host country. There is an increasing tendency for scholars to focus on militarized refugees and look at refugees as propagators, instead of victims, of violence. Onoma reorients the study of refugees back to a focus on the disempowered civilian refugees that constitute the majority of refugees even in cases of severe refugee militarization, and offers suggestions for broader understanding of and policy options for refugee politics and violence.

    • Rare comparative approach to the issue of the violent persecution of refugees by local populations
    • Assesses competing arguments that focus on issues like co-ethnicity, refugee and host population numbers
    • Based on extensive field research in the Great Lakes Region and the Mano River Basin
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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781107273498
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 6 maps
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: generalized anti-refugee violence
    2. Explaining generalized anti-refugee violence
    3. An outburst of anti-refugee violence in Conakry, Guinea
    4. A different approach to counterinsurgency in the Forest region of Guinea
    5. On two competing explanations: co-ethnicity and population numbers
    6. Not chasing Banyarwanda in southwestern Uganda
    7. The eviction of 59ers in Kivu, DRC
    8. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Ato Kwamena Onoma, Yale University, Connecticut
    Ato Kwamena Onoma is currently a Program Head at the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University (2007–2011). He is the author of The Politics of Property Rights Institutions in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

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