Identity politics and wars of secession in Africa

SOURCE: The Palgrave handbook of African politics, governance and development
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.A.Check
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.O.Oloruntoba, T.Falola
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, EQUALITY
DEPARTMENT: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10216

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Abstract

The focus of this chapter is an analysis of how to manage identity politics within states that have suffered conflict. Attention is paid to micro-nations that have advocated separation as a result of alienation or as an attempt to project their identity within a state.