© 2000

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

About the editors

EINAR BRAATHEN works for the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR). He was Research Fellow (Research Council of Norway) at the University of Bergen..

MORTEN BOÅS is Research Fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo.

GJERMUND SAETHER is a political scientist and former University Lecturer at the Eurofaculty, University of Tartu. He joined the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomatic trainee and is currently posted in Vienna.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ethnicity Kills?
  • Book Subtitle The Politics of War, Peace and Ethnicity in SubSaharan Africa
  • Editors E. Braathen
    M. Bøås
    G. Saether
  • Series Title International Political Economy Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-77381-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-41616-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-333-97735-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 223
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics African Politics
    History of Military
    Political Science
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