In Search of Genocide: A Comparison of Rwanda and South Africa

  title={In Search of Genocide: A Comparison of Rwanda and South Africa},
  author={P. D. Preez},
  journal={Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology},
  • P. D. Preez
  • Published 1997
  • Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
  • A case of genocide-Rwanda-is compared to a case where genocide or great violence might have been expected to occur but did not-the change of regime in South Africa. It is proposed that one crucial difference between the cases is the difference between splitting and dividing groups. Whereas in Rwanda the Tutsi and the Hutu were systematically split since the Belgians used the Tutsi as surrogates to dominate the Hutu, in South Africa there was no systematic use of surrogates and hence no… CONTINUE READING
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