Rwanda 1994 - Genocide in the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' - Benyamin Neuberger

Rwanda 1994 - Genocide in the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' - Benyamin Neuberger

Historical and Political Background

Rwanda 1994 - Genocide in the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' - Benyamin Neuberger

Benyamin Neuberger [+-]
The Open University of Israel
Professor Benyamin Neuberger is professor of political science and African studies at the Open University of Israel. He holds a BA degree in political science and economics and an MA degree in African studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD degree in political science from Columbia University (New York). He was visiting professor at Oxford University, the University of Pennsylvania, Brandeis University, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Swaziland. He has taught and written extensively about African history and politics, as well as about nationalism and ethnicity.

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This chapter covers the background of the genocide, including the history of precolonial Rwanda and its traditional system of government. It also relates to German and Belgian colonial rule and to the development of colonial race theory. It further covers the period from independence to genocide (1962–1994), including the Hutu Revolution of the early 1960s and the pogroms of the early 1990s.

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Neuberger, Benyamin. Historical and Political Background. Rwanda 1994 - Genocide in the 'Land of a Thousand Hills'. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 3-41 Oct 2017. ISBN 9781781795804. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32279. Date accessed: 14 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32279. Oct 2017

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