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War and Conflict in Africa Second edition PAUL D. WILLIAMS George Washington University ‘War and Conflict in Africa is a fantastic resource for all those who want to learn about the causes, consequences, and solutions to African conflicts. Superbly researched, written, and documented, it manages to cover and synthesize the major debates on war and peace in Africa in a single book.’ Séverine Autesserre, Barnard College, Columbia University ‘Paul Williams knows the politics of conflict and its resolution backwards and forwards. In this bold second edition, he expands his analysis to explain a worrisome upswing in violence in Africa. Full of helpful insights and mastery of the wide literature, Williams explains how the survival strategies of authoritarian regimes are linked to highly fragmented and complex war zones. Superbly revised and expanded, this brilliant book is a landmark in the literature on the politics of conflict.’ William Reno, Northwestern University After the Cold War, Africa earned the dubious distinction of being the world’s most bloody continent. But how can we explain this proliferation of armed conflicts? What caused them and what were their main characteristics? And what did the world’s governments do to stop them? In this fully revised and updated second edition of his popular text, Paul Williams offers an in-depth and wide-ranging assessment of more than six hundred armed conflicts which took place in Africa from 1990 to the present day – from the continental catastrophe in the Great Lakes region to the sprawling conflicts across the Sahel and the web of wars in the Horn of Africa. Taking a broad comparative approach to examine the political contexts in which these wars occurred, he explores the major patterns of organized violence, the key ingredients that provoked them and the major international responses undertaken to deliver lasting peace. Part I, Contexts, provides an overview of the most important attempts to measure the number, scale and location of Africa’s armed conflicts and provides a conceptual and political sketch of the terrain of struggle upon which these wars were waged. Part II, Ingredients, analyses the role of five widely debated features of Africa’s wars: the dynamics of neopatrimonial systems of governance; the construction and manipulation of ethnic identities; questions of sovereignty and self-determination; as well as the impact of natural resources and religion. Part III, Responses, discusses four major international reactions to Africa’s wars: attempts to build a new institutional architecture to help promote peace and security on the continent; this architecture’s two main policy instruments, peacemaking initiatives and peace operations; and efforts to develop the continent. War and Conflict in Africa will be essential reading for all students of international peace and security studies as well as Africa’s international relations. 246 x 171mm / 376 pages / Apr 2016 UK / May 2016 US 978-1-5095-0904-1 hb £60.00, $79.95, €87.90 978-1-5095-0905-8 pb £18.99, $26.95, €27.90 ebook available

Inside the Brotherhood HAZEM KANDIL University of Cambridge ‘Hazem Kandil has written a fascinating, highly intimate account of the internal practices of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Kandil takes the reader inside the organization to reveal detailed information about everything from recruitment practices to social network formation to construction of an organizational worldview. Inside the Brotherhood is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand the Muslim Brotherhood’s political rise and fall in Egypt.’ Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University ‘A deeply intimate portrait of an organisation rightly known as the mother of all Islamist movements.’ Morning Star ‘Kandil’s overall portrait offers an impressive but bleak dissection that debunks the wishful thinking of many liberals who imagined the Brotherhood as a left-wing counterweight to Egypt’s generals’ International Affairs 229 x 152mm / 232 pages / 2014 978-0-7456-8291-4 hb £20.00, $25.00, €25.90 ebook available

The State in Africa The Politics of the Belly JEAN-FRANÇOIS BAYART Translated by Stephen Ellis The State in Africa is one of the important and compelling texts of comparative politics and historical sociology of the last 20 years. Bayart rejects the assumption of African ‘otherness’ based on stereotyped images, inviting the reader to see that African politics is like politics anywhere else in the world, not an exotic aberration. 229 x 152mm / 464 pages / 2009 978-0-7456-4437-0 pb £19.99, $29.95, €28.90 ebook available

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