Violence connects people - whether directly or indirectly financing violence or by fighting the war against terror. Violent incidents are often deeply rooted in structures and systems. With a focus on Africa, this study examines three structurally interdependent conflict systems to highlight the complexities of transboundary and transregional conflict systems. The systemic approach to studying violence is highly suitable for courses on security, peace and conflict, political sociology and African politics. You will come away from the book with a better understanding of the underlying currents of violent conflicts and thus a clearer idea of how they might be handled.
Belachew Gebrewold is a Lecturer of International Relations and African Politics at Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, Germany.
'This illuminating, meticulously researched and ambitious book may turn out to be one of the most important to emerge on Africa's systemic, intractable and devastating conflicts for some time to come' George Kassimeris, University of Wolverhampton, UK