Spaces of insecurity : human agency in violent conflicts in Kenya

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Spaces of insecurity : human agency in violent conflicts in Kenya

Type: Book (monograph)
Title: Spaces of insecurity : human agency in violent conflicts in Kenya
Author: Witsenburg,K.Zaal,A.F.M.
Pages: 237
Publisher: African Studies Centre, Leiden
Issue Date: 2012
Keywords: Kenya
Abstract: There are regions in the world where socio-economic deprivation, ecological marginality, political exclusion, poverty and violence all seem to converge. The cases presented in this book describe various violent conflicts in rural Kenya and aim to understand spatial insecurity while searching for explanations beyond the mainstream narratives that blame poverty, ethnic diversity, resource scarcity or rapid cultural transition for violent conflicts. 'Spatial insecurity' is a societal context that people themselves shape, make use of, exploit and suffer from. The overall conclusion is that 'ethnic identity' can no longer be used as a refuge behind which violent conflict can be justified.
Series/Report no.: African studies collection ; 45
ISBN: 978-90-5448-120-1
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/20295
 

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