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The tormented triangle: the regionalisation of conflict in Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic

Giroux, Jennifer, Lanz, David and Sguaitamatti, Damiano (2009) The tormented triangle: the regionalisation of conflict in Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic. Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 2, 47. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

The authors employ a generic analytical framework to analyse conflicts in the three case study countries, which differentiates between conflict dynamics (actions and events) and the more profound calculations of the conflict parties, based on material incentives, normative frameworks and other structural preconditions. Guided by the analytical framework, the paper includes a descriptive account of how the 'tormented triangle' took shape and then goes on to highlight the structural elements pertaining to why it emerged. The authors examine the theoretical literature on other regional conflicts in Africa and elsewhere and assess the relevance for the 'tormented triangle'. The paper concludes with a series of policy implications for conflict management and resolution in the context of regionalised conflicts in north and central Africa.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/publicati...
Additional Information: © 2009 J. Giroux, D. Lanz, D. Sguaitamatti
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JZ International relations
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Sets: Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Departments > International Development
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 47
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2010 11:43
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28497/

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