The Path to Genocide in Rwanda: Security, Opportunity, and Authority in an Ethnocratic State (African Studies, Series Number 152)

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‘In this important and wide-reaching analysis, McDoom presents strong empirics - including new data and analysis at the local, regional, and national levels - to generate fresh insight into several key aspects of the Rwandan genocide … The framings and findings speak strongly to literatures on comparative violence and political mobilization, as well as to political science research on how context shapes political behavior and the political meaning of ethnicity.’ Catherine Boone, London School of Economics and Political Science

‘The product of a superb set of studies, carefully researched over the course of a decade and dispassionately analyzed. Most novel is McDoom’s ability to reconstruct stories of what happened at the local level in a way that adds up to a coherent picture … He marries these close-ups to accounts of the politics at the regional and national level … The result is to produce a number of important new insights. Anyone serious about understanding the Rwanda genocide needs to read this book.’ Stuart J. Kaufman, University of Delaware

‘A fresh and wide-reaching analysis of the 1994 Genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda. With a focus that ranges from the local to international levels and drawing on extensive original research, McDoom explores two key questions: Why did the genocide take place, and why did people participate? His argument will shape future discussions not only of the Rwandan case but of comparative genocide studies.’ Timothy Longman, Boston University

‘… provides fresh insights into some of the most troubling questions concerning the genocide that killed between 512,000 and 662,000 Tutsi, including how and why the genocide occurred, and why so many Rwandans participated in it. McDoom reflects on 25 years of scholarship and brings fresh insights gleaned from his new interview data.’ Alex Vines, International Affairs

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Uses unique field data to offer a rigorous explanation of how Rwanda's genocide occurred and why Rwandans participated in it.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cambridge University Press (March 11, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 350 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1108491464
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1108491464
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.65 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.98 x 0.94 x 9.02 inches
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