Mike McGovern's A Socialist Peace?: Explaining the Absence of War in an PDF

By Mike McGovern

ISBN-10: 022645357X

ISBN-13: 9780226453576

ISBN-10: 022645360X

ISBN-13: 9780226453606

For the final 20 years, the West African state of Guinea has exhibited all the stipulations that experience resulted in civil wars in different nations, and Guineans themselves frequently discuss the inevitability of warfare. but the rustic has narrowly kept away from clash repeatedly. In A Socialist Peace?, Mike McGovern asks how this is often attainable, how a kingdom may beat the chances and stay clear of civil conflict.  


Guinea is wealthy in assets, yet its everyone is a number of the poorest on the planet. Its political state of affairs is polarized via fiercely aggressive ethnic teams. guns stream freely via its lands and throughout its borders. And, ultimately, it truly is nonetheless getting better from the oppressive regime of Sékou Touré. McGovern argues that whereas Touré’s reign used to be infrequently peaceable, it used to be successful—often via hugely coercive and violent measures—at setting up a suite of sturdy nationwide tendencies, that have saved the country at peace. Exploring the ambivalences of up to date Guineans towards the afterlife of Touré’s reign in addition to their abiding experience of socialist unity, McGovern sketches the paradoxes that undergird political stability.


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