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Understanding the Polarization of Responses to Genocidal Violence in Rwanda

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Title: Understanding the Polarization of Responses to Genocidal Violence in Rwanda
Authors: Bangwanubusa, Theogene
Issue Date: 25-Nov-2009
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Peace and Development Research ; Institutionen för globala studier, freds- och utvecklingsforskning
Date of Defence: 2009-12-16
Disputation: Onsdagen den 16 december 2009, klockan 10.15 i sal 402, Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan1
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Popular support, Obedience, Genocidal violence, Grassroots thinking, Elite, Informal elite, Social power, Ordinary people, War-displaced people, Immigration, Social taboo, Social pact, Mixed ethnic relations
Abstract: This doctoral dissertation is concerned with identifying factors that are important in explaining popular support for genocidal violence in Rwanda. It focuses on former communes, Giti and Murambi, to investigate why Giti successfully resisted the genocidal violence, while Murambi fell prey to large-scale violence. It addresses the question of why such a phenomenon could occur, given that Giti and Murambi were allegedly homogenous on cultural and socio-economic grounds. The theoretical standpoin... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7974-7
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