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Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights After Mass Violence (Critical Human Rights)

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Publisher Comments:

When genocidal violence gripped Rwanda in 1994, the international community recoiled, hastily withdrawing its peacekeepers. Late that year, in an effort to redeem itself, the United Nations Security Council created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to seek accountability for some of the worst atrocities since World War II: the genocide suffered by the Tutsi and crimes against humanity suffered by the Hutu. But faced with competing claims, the prosecution focused exclusively on the crimes of Hutu extremists. No charges would be brought against the Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front, which ultimately won control of the country. The UN, as if racked by guilt for its past inaction, gave in to pressure by Rwandaandrsquo;s new leadership. With the Hutu effectively silenced, and the RPF constantly reminding the international community of its failure to protect the Tutsi during the war, the Tribunal pursued an unusual form of one-sided justice, born out of contrition. and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Fascinated by the Tribunalandrsquo;s rich complexities, journalist Thierry Cruvellier came back day after day to watch the proceedings, spending more time there than any other outside observer. Gradually he gained the confidence of the victims, defendants, lawyers, and judges. Drawing on interviews with these protagonists and his close observations of their interactions, Cruvellier takes readers inside the courtroom to witness the motivations, mechanisms, and manipulations of justice as it unfolded on the stage of high-stakes, global politics. It is this ground-level view that makes his account so valuableandmdash;and so absorbing. A must-read for those who want to understand the dynamics of international criminal tribunals, Court of Remorse reveals both the possibilities and the challenges of prosecuting human rights violations.

and#160;
and#160;
A Choice Outstanding Academic Book

Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association for School Libraries and the Public Library Association

Best Books for High Schools, selected by the American Association for School Libraries

Synopsis:

Remaking Rwanda is the first book to examine Rwandaandrsquo;s remarkable post-genocide recovery in a comprehensive and critical fashion. By paying close attention to memory politics, human rights, justice, foreign relations, land use, education, and other key social institutions and practices, this volume raises serious concerns about the depth and durability of the countryandrsquo;s reconstruction.

Synopsis:

By identifying and embracing the paradox that human rights are at once a transcendent value belonging to all and a reality forged by particular people rooted in specific places, The Human Rights Paradox advances a new way to understand the history, contemporary politics, advocacy, and future prospects of human rights.

Synopsis:

In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, Rwandan women faced the impossibleandmdash;resurrecting their lives amidst unthinkable devastation. Haunted by memories of lost loved ones and of their own experiences of violence, women rebuilt their lives from andldquo;less than nothing.andrdquo; Neither passive victims nor innate peacemakers, they traversed dangerous emotional and political terrain to emerge as leaders in Rwanda today. This clear and engaging ethnography of survival tackles three interrelated phenomenaandmdash;memory, silence, and justiceandmdash;and probes the contradictory roles women played in postgenocide reconciliation.

and#160;and#160;and#160; Based on more than a decade of intensive fieldwork, Genocide Lives in Us provides a unique grassroots perspective on a postconflict society. Anthropologist Jennie E. Burnet relates with sensitivity the heart-wrenching survival stories of ordinary Rwandan women and uncovers political and historical themes in their personal narratives. She shows that womenandrsquo;s leading role in Rwandaandrsquo;s renaissance resulted from several factors: the dire postgenocide situation that forced women into new roles; advocacy by the Rwandan womenandrsquo;s movement; and the inclusion of women in the postgenocide government.

Synopsis:

A landmark of meticulous historical research about the 1994 Rwandan genocide, showing that the same virulent controversies that fueled the killings have often influenced judicial, political, and diplomatic responses to it, implicating state actors, international institutions, academics, and the media.

Synopsis:

In April 1994 Rwanda exploded in violence, with political, social, and economic divisions most visible along ethnic lines of the Hutu and Tutsi factions. The ensuing killings resulted in the deaths of as much as twenty percent of Rwandaandrsquo;s population. Andrandeacute; Guichaoua, who was present as the genocide began, unfolds a complex story with multiple actors, including three major political parties that each encompassed a spectrum of positions, all reacting to and influencing a rapidly evolving situation. Economic polarities, famine-fueled privation, clientelism, corruption, north-south rivalries, and events in the neighboring nations of Burundi and Uganda all deepened ethnic tensions, allowing extremists to prevail over moderates.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Guichaoua draws on years of meticulous research to describe and analyze this history. He emphasizes that the same virulent controversies that fueled the conflict have often influenced judicial, political, and diplomatic responses to it, reproducing the partisan cleavages between the former belligerents and implicating state actors, international institutions, academics, and the media. Guichaoua insists upon the imperative of absolute intellectual independence in pursuing the truth about some of the gravest human rights violations of the twentieth century.

Synopsis:

Sometimes called and#8220;the land of a thousand hills,and#8221; Rwanda has witnessed upheavals of massive proportions. Looking at the people of one hill community, Danielle de Lame shows how they coped with unprecedented change during the twilight years of Rwandaand#8217;s Second Republic. In an insightful, meticulously researched study focusing on the late 1980s and early 1990s, de Lame situates this rural community, located at the heart of the Kibuye prefecture, within the larger context of Rwandan history and society. In this country without villages, it is the networks of kinship, administration, and commerce that create complex patterns of solidarity and dependency. De Lame reveals these patterns in all their intricacy, and her treatment of the region and its rhythms speaks at the same time to the economics of production, the inequalities of power, and the dynamics of social transformation. The ultimate goal of her work is to restore the individuality of the people she studies, and#8220;making them neither executioners nor victims but men and women fashioning their own destiny, day after day.and#8221;

Copublished with the Royal Museum for Central Africa

Wisconsin edition not for sale in Europe.

About the Author

Scott Straus is associate professor of political science and international studies at the University of Wisconsinandndash;Madison and author of The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda. Lars Waldorf, senior lecturer in international human rights law at the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York, is coeditor of Localizing Transitional Justice: Interventions and Priorities after Mass Violence and Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-Combatants.

Table of Contents

Prefaceand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

List of Abbreviationsand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

Alison Des Forges: Remembering a Human Rights Heroand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Kenneth Roth

The Historian as Human Rights Activistand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;David Newbury

Introduction: Seeing Like a Post-Conflict Stateand#160;and#160;and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf

Part I. Governance and State Building

1. Limitations to Political Reform: The Undemocratic Nature of Transition in Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Timothy Longman

2. Instrumentalizing Genocide: The RPF's Campaign against andquot;Genocide Ideologyandquot;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Lars Waldorf

3. The Ruler's Drum and the People's Shout: Accountability and Representation on Rwanda's Hillsand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Bert Ingelaere

4. Building a andquot;Rwanda Fit for Childrenandquot;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Kirrily Pells

5. Beyond andquot;You're Either with Us or against Usandquot;: Civil Society and Policymaking in Post-Genocide Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Paul Gready

Part II. International and Regional Contexts

6. Aid Dependence and Policy Independence: Explaining the Rwandan Paradoxand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Eugenia Zorbas

7. Funding Fraud? Donors and Democracy in Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Rachel Hayman

8. Waging (Civil) War Abroad: Rwanda and the DRCand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Filip Reyntjens

9. Bad Karma: Accountability for Rwandan Crimes in the Congoand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Jason Stearns and Federico Borello

Part III. Justice

10. Victor's Justice Revisited: Rwandan Patriotic Front Crimes and the Prosecutorial Endgame at the ICTRand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Victor Peskin

11. The Uneasy Relationship between the ICTR and Gacacaand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Don Webster

12. The Sovu Trials: The Impact of Genocide Justice on One Communityand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Max Rettig

13. andquot;All Rwandans Are Afraid of Being Arrested One Dayandquot;: Prisoners Past, Present, and Futureand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Carina Tertsakian

Part IV. Economic Development

14. High Modernism at the Ground Level: The Imidugudu Policy in Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Catharine Newbury

15. Rwanda's Post-Genocide Economic Reconstruction: The Mismatch between Elite Ambitions and Rural Realitiesand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;An Ansoms

16. The Presidential Land Commission: Undermining Land Law Reformand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Chris Huggins

Part V. History and Memory

17. The Past Is Elsewhere: The Paradoxes of Proscribing Ethnicity in Post-Genocide Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Nigel Eltringham

18. Topographies of Remembering and Forgetting: The Transformation of Lieux de Mandeacute;moire in Rwanda

and#160;and#160; and#160;Jens Meierhenrich

19. Teaching History in Post-Genocide Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Harvey M. Weinstein, Karen Murphy, and Timothy Longman

20. Young Rwandans' Narratives of the Past (and Present)and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Lyndsay McLean Hilker

21. Reeducation for Reconciliation: Participant Observations on Ingandoand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Susan Thomson

Part VI. Concluding Observations

Justice and Human Rights for All Rwandansand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Joseph Sebarenzi

The Dancing is Still the Sameand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Aloys Habimana

Acknowledgmentsand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

Contributorsand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299282646
Author:
Straus, Scott
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Author:
Vansina, Jan
Author:
Stern, Steve J.
Author:
Guichaoua, Andrand#233
Author:
Burnet, Jennie E.
Author:
Cruvellier, Thierry
Author:
de Lame, Danielle
Author:
Webster, Don E.
Author:
Newbury, Catharine
Author:
Waldorf, Lars
Author:
Voss, Chari
Author:
Arnold, Helen
Author:
Andrand#233
Author:
Umutesi, Marie Beatrice
Author:
Guichaoua
Author:
Danielle de Lame
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Africa
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Critical Human Rights
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 maps
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Remaking Rwanda is the first book to examine Rwandaandrsquo;s remarkable post-genocide recovery in a comprehensive and critical fashion. By paying close attention to memory politics, human rights, justice, foreign relations, land use, education, and other key social institutions and practices, this volume raises serious concerns about the depth and durability of the countryandrsquo;s reconstruction.

"Synopsis" by ,
By identifying and embracing the paradox that human rights are at once a transcendent value belonging to all and a reality forged by particular people rooted in specific places, The Human Rights Paradox advances a new way to understand the history, contemporary politics, advocacy, and future prospects of human rights.

"Synopsis" by ,

In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, Rwandan women faced the impossibleandmdash;resurrecting their lives amidst unthinkable devastation. Haunted by memories of lost loved ones and of their own experiences of violence, women rebuilt their lives from andldquo;less than nothing.andrdquo; Neither passive victims nor innate peacemakers, they traversed dangerous emotional and political terrain to emerge as leaders in Rwanda today. This clear and engaging ethnography of survival tackles three interrelated phenomenaandmdash;memory, silence, and justiceandmdash;and probes the contradictory roles women played in postgenocide reconciliation.

and#160;and#160;and#160; Based on more than a decade of intensive fieldwork, Genocide Lives in Us provides a unique grassroots perspective on a postconflict society. Anthropologist Jennie E. Burnet relates with sensitivity the heart-wrenching survival stories of ordinary Rwandan women and uncovers political and historical themes in their personal narratives. She shows that womenandrsquo;s leading role in Rwandaandrsquo;s renaissance resulted from several factors: the dire postgenocide situation that forced women into new roles; advocacy by the Rwandan womenandrsquo;s movement; and the inclusion of women in the postgenocide government.

"Synopsis" by ,
A landmark of meticulous historical research about the 1994 Rwandan genocide, showing that the same virulent controversies that fueled the killings have often influenced judicial, political, and diplomatic responses to it, implicating state actors, international institutions, academics, and the media.
"Synopsis" by ,
In April 1994 Rwanda exploded in violence, with political, social, and economic divisions most visible along ethnic lines of the Hutu and Tutsi factions. The ensuing killings resulted in the deaths of as much as twenty percent of Rwandaandrsquo;s population. Andrandeacute; Guichaoua, who was present as the genocide began, unfolds a complex story with multiple actors, including three major political parties that each encompassed a spectrum of positions, all reacting to and influencing a rapidly evolving situation. Economic polarities, famine-fueled privation, clientelism, corruption, north-south rivalries, and events in the neighboring nations of Burundi and Uganda all deepened ethnic tensions, allowing extremists to prevail over moderates.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Guichaoua draws on years of meticulous research to describe and analyze this history. He emphasizes that the same virulent controversies that fueled the conflict have often influenced judicial, political, and diplomatic responses to it, reproducing the partisan cleavages between the former belligerents and implicating state actors, international institutions, academics, and the media. Guichaoua insists upon the imperative of absolute intellectual independence in pursuing the truth about some of the gravest human rights violations of the twentieth century.

"Synopsis" by , Sometimes called and#8220;the land of a thousand hills,and#8221; Rwanda has witnessed upheavals of massive proportions. Looking at the people of one hill community, Danielle de Lame shows how they coped with unprecedented change during the twilight years of Rwandaand#8217;s Second Republic. In an insightful, meticulously researched study focusing on the late 1980s and early 1990s, de Lame situates this rural community, located at the heart of the Kibuye prefecture, within the larger context of Rwandan history and society. In this country without villages, it is the networks of kinship, administration, and commerce that create complex patterns of solidarity and dependency. De Lame reveals these patterns in all their intricacy, and her treatment of the region and its rhythms speaks at the same time to the economics of production, the inequalities of power, and the dynamics of social transformation. The ultimate goal of her work is to restore the individuality of the people she studies, and#8220;making them neither executioners nor victims but men and women fashioning their own destiny, day after day.and#8221;

Copublished with the Royal Museum for Central Africa

Wisconsin edition not for sale in Europe.

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