This book examines the continuing devastation in the Darfur region of Sudan, from the perspective of a multiplicity of conflicts of distinct types.
The crisis reached its peak in 2003–2004, when certain Arab militias joined forces with the Sudan armed forces in a campaign against insurgent resistance movements. Engulfed in the tumult, Darfurians experienced systematic slaughter, sexual violence, and internal displacement on a massive scale. Although the violence has waned in recent years, the fighting continues to this day. The authors cast this crisis as a complex web of four distinct, yet interlacing, conflict types:
The crisis in South Sudan is also examined through the lens of conflict complementarity. This book will be of interest to students of African politics, genocide, political violence, ethnic conflict, war and conflict studies, peacebuilding and IR.
Foreword Peter Wallensteen Part 1 Violent Conflict in Darfur 1. Violence in Darfur 2. Complementary Conflicts 3. Communal Conflicts 4. Local Elites Conflicts 5. Center-Periphery Conflicts 6. Cross-Border Conflicts 7. Southern Sudan: The Continuing Crisis Part 2: Peacebuilding in Darfur 8. International Response 9. Negotiating the Conflicts in Darfur. Conclusion. Simulation Exercise: Problem Solving Workshop on Darfur
The field of peace and conflict research has grown enormously as an academic pursuit in recent years, gaining credibility and relevance amongst policy makers and in the international humanitarian and NGO sector. The Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution series aims to provide an outlet for some of the most significant new work emerging from this academic community, and to establish itself as a leading platform for innovative work at the point where peace and conflict research impacts on International Relations theory and processes.