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Development Aid and Structural Violence: The case of Rwanda

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Peter Uvin analyses the case of Rwanda as a contribution towards understanding how development aid interacts with the internal processes of exclusion and division that eventually led to the genocide. He asks: What does ‘development’ mean if a country that is seemingly succeeding so well at it can descend so rapidly into such tragedy? He focuses on one of the key issues raised by his book ‘Aiding Violence: The Development Enterprise in Rwanda’: structural violence in relation to both acute violence and development aid.Development (1999) 42, 49–56. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1110060

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1Watson Institute of International Studies, Brown University, USA/Institute of Development Research, Boston, USA

Publication date: September 1, 1999

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