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The Resource Sudan : Darfur and the failure of an African state, Richard Cockett

Sudan : Darfur and the failure of an African state, Richard Cockett

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Sudan : Darfur and the failure of an African state
Title
Sudan
Title remainder
Darfur and the failure of an African state
Statement of responsibility
Richard Cockett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past two decades, the situation in Africa's largest country, Sudan, has progressively deteriorated: the country is in second position on the Failed States Index, a war in Darfur has claimed hundreds of thousands of deaths, President Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court, a forthcoming referendum on independence for Southern Sudan threatens to split the country violently apart. In this fascinating and immensely readable book, the Africa editor of the Economist gives an absorbing account of Sudan's descent into failure and what some have called genocide. Drawing on interviews with many of the main players, Richard Cockett explains how and why Sudan has disintegrated, looking in particular at the country's complex relationship with the wider world. He shows how the United States and Britain were initially complicit in Darfur -- but also how a broad coalition of human-rights activists, right-wing Christians, and opponents of slavery succeeded in bringing the issues to prominence in the United States and creating an impetus for change at the highest level." -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cockett, Richard
Dewey number
962.404/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT159.6.D27
LC item number
C63 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sudan
  • Sudan
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Sudan : Darfur and the failure of an African state, Richard Cockett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [304]-306) and index
Contents
The one-city state -- Populists and civil war, 1956-89 -- The National Islamic Front and Turabi in power, 1989-2000 -- Sudan and the West: slavery, conscience and al-Qaeda -- Darfur: how the killing was allowed to happen -- Darfur: the vortex -- Surviving in the north, failing in the south
Control code
ocn449854953
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 315 p.
Isbn
9780300162738
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009052118
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)449854953
Label
Sudan : Darfur and the failure of an African state, Richard Cockett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [304]-306) and index
Contents
The one-city state -- Populists and civil war, 1956-89 -- The National Islamic Front and Turabi in power, 1989-2000 -- Sudan and the West: slavery, conscience and al-Qaeda -- Darfur: how the killing was allowed to happen -- Darfur: the vortex -- Surviving in the north, failing in the south
Control code
ocn449854953
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 315 p.
Isbn
9780300162738
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009052118
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)449854953

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