Spaces of insecurity : human agency in violent conflicts in Kenya

TitleSpaces of insecurity : human agency in violent conflicts in Kenya
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
Series EditorK. Witsenburg, and A.F.M. Zaal
Series titleAfrican studies collection
Date Published2012///
PublisherAfrican Studies Centre
Place PublishedLeiden
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number978-90-5448-120-1

There are regions in the world where socio-economic deprivation, ecological marginality, political exclusion, poverty and violence all seem to converge. The cases presented in this book describe the various violent conflicts in rural Kenya and aim to understand spatial insecurity while searching for explanations beyond the mainstream narratives that blame poverty, ethnic diversity, resource scarcity or rapid cultural transition for violent conflicts. "Spatial insecurity' is a societal context that people themselves shape, make use of, exploit and suffer from. The overall conclusion is that 'ethnic identity' can no longer be used as a refuge behind which violent conflict can be justified.

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