2 3 live&learn&rejoice: #scad

May 3, 2011


social conflict in africa database, #scad, indicates that an overly narrow definition of conflict and security -- one traditionally restricted to civil or international wars that involve a government -- does NOT give an accurate picture of the instability experienced in africa because the continent  experiences social conflict more frequently and more intensely than armed conflict.

the incidences documented in #scad show that social conflict in africa can be extremely violent and destabilizing &, further, extremely wet years result in more violence . . . which leads to a discussion of "the paradox of plenty," what wikipedia titles "the resource curse," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_curse

. . . which goes back to the old thing about being careful what you wish for . . .

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