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Record Nr.

UNINA9910787617903321

Autore

Reyntjens Filip

Titolo

Political governance in post-genocide Rwanda / / Filip Reyntjens, University of Antwerp [[electronic resource]]

Pubbl/distr/stampa

Cambridge : , : Cambridge University Press, , 2013

ISBN

1-139-89492-7

1-107-46194-4

1-107-45976-1

1-107-47359-4

1-107-47260-1

1-107-46899-X

1-107-46543-5

1-107-33864-6

Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (xix, 298 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)

Disciplina

320.967571

Soggetti

Ethnicity - Political aspects - Rwanda

Human rights - Rwanda

Rwanda Politics and government 1994-

Rwanda Ethnic relations

Lingua di pubblicazione

Inglese

Formato

Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico

Monografia

Note generali

Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).

Nota di bibliografia

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Nota di contenuto

The capture of power and the path to hegemony -- Elections as a means of regime consolidation -- Managing political space -- Human rights, a dismal record -- Dealing with the world and the region -- Engineering a new society -- Managing information, imposing the truth -- The politics of justice.

Sommario/riassunto

Filip Reyntjens's book analyzes political governance in post-genocide Rwanda and focuses on the rise of the authoritarian Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). In the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the RPF has employed various means - rigged elections, elimination of opposition parties and civil society, legislation outlawing dissenting opinions, and terrorism - to consolidate power and perpetuate its position as the nation's ruling party. Although many international



observers have hailed Rwanda as a 'success story' for its technocratic governance, societal reforms, and economic development, Reyntjens complicates this picture by casting light on the regime's human rights abuses, social engineering projects, information management schemes, and retributive justice system.