The Darfur Conflict: Geography or Institutions?, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Darfur Conflict

Geography or Institutions?, 1st Edition

By Osman Suliman


232 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Although it is often simplified as an "ethnic conflict" in popular media, the current crisis in Darfur can only be superficially defined across ethnic lines. Any long-term solution to the conflict must also address the underlying social and environmental influences such as changing resource dynamics, expanding poverty, lack of infrastructure, and political corruption, which have brought the crisis to a head. This project diverges from previous studies by examining how the dynamic interaction between the environment, local governance, and national policy in Sudan has resulted in the Darfur crisis. It demonstrates how ecological degradation and the breakdown of community governance have destabilized the region, and how corruption and incompetence at the national level have culminated in the current crisis. Analyzing the interplay of these factors will yield valuable insights as to how a concerned international community can both end the tragic genocide and address the underlying injustices that engendered it. The analysis presented will be informative and accessible to a wide readership of students, academics, and concerned citizens.


"…worthwhile for those interested in Darfur, Sudan, and developing countries in general."—Recommended in CHOCE, August 2011, J. E. Weaver, Drake University, USA

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About the Author

Osman Suliman is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Department, Millersville University.

About the Series

Routledge African Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Africa / General