Rwanda and Darfur: A Comparative Analysis

  title={Rwanda and Darfur: A Comparative Analysis},
  author={Scott Straus},
  journal={Genocide Studies and Prevention},
  pages={41 - 56}
  • S. Straus
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Genocide Studies and Prevention
The article presents a comparative analysis of genocide in Rwanda and Darfur. The first half of the article examines the patterns and origins of violence in both cases and uses the comparison to generate some theoretical inferences about the causes of genocide. The analysis finds that both cases demonstrate a similar character of violence but that in Rwanda the violence was more intense, more exterminatory, and more participatory than in Darfur. Both episodes took place in the midst of civil… Expand
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