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<h2 style="display:block;font-family:"Circular-Bold",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:21px;line-height:25px;font-style:normal;font-weight:bold;letter-spacing:normal;margin-top:0;margin-right:0;margin-bottom:0.6em;margin-left:0;text-align:left;color:#a9aba1!important">Violence and Intervention in the Central African Republic </h2>

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Published 15 December 2016
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        <li>The first book to provide a detailed analysis of the recent conflict in CAR, challenging common explanations of the violence as a result of religious divides, political manipulations or profiteering<br>
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        <li>Based on original fieldwork in the country's northeast, where the Seleka rebellion originated<br>
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        <li>An urgent insight into this little understood country, and the broader problems with peacebuilding</li>
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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1em">‘Brilliant... Provides a magisterial reading of the role of violence in the making of the CAR. Authoritative, nuanced, and empirically rich, Lombard offers a new and compelling lens through which so-called state failure and post-conflict transitions can be understood.’ <br>
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Michael Watts, University of California, Berkeley (Emeritus)</p>

<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1em">‘This valuable, indeed important, study helps us make sense of a little-known but strategically important African country. Those who wish to know Africa today need to know this book.’ <br>
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Paul Richards, author of <em style="font-family:"Circular-BookItalic",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-style:italic;font-weight:normal">No Peace, No War: An Anthropology of Contemporary Armed Conflicts</em></p>

<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1em">‘If you want to understand why the CAR seems a perpetual work in regress, then Louisa Lombard’s book is a must-read. Her new perspectives illuminate a neglected recess of globalization.’ <br>
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Stephen W. Smith, Duke University</p>

<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1em">‘In this stimulating and provocative book, Louisa Lombard proposes a new approach to peace-keeping, peace enforcement and humanitarian action that rests upon a politics of redistribution and acknowledgement of the social dignity of fighters lacking a state.’ <br>
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Jean-François Bayart, Graduate Institute Geneva</p>

<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1em">‘With a stunning combination of conceptual clarity and vivid ethnography, Louisa Lombard’s book challenges conventional wisdom on the roots of violence in the CAR. A must-read for anyone wanting to engage with current debates on peace-building and state-building initiatives.’ <br>
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Marielle Debos, University Paris Ouest Nanterre</p>
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                                                      <div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1em">In 2013, the Central African Republic was engulfed by violence. In the face of its rapid spread, journalists, politicians, and academics alike struggled to account for the conflict's origins.<br>
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In this first comprehensive account of the country’s recent conflicts, Louisa Lombard shows the limits of the superficial explanations - that the violence has been due to a religious divide, or politicians’ manipulations, or profiteering - thus far offered. Instead, she shows that conflict has long been useful to Central African politics, a tendency that has been exacerbated by the international community’s method of engagement with so-called ‘fragile states’.<br>
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This book is an urgent insight into this little understood country, and the problems with peacebuilding more broadly.</p>
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                                                      <div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1em"><strong style="font-family:"Circular-Bold",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-style:normal;font-weight:bold">Louisa Lombard</strong> is an assistant professor of anthropology at Yale University. She has worked in CAR as a field consultant to several international organizations, including Human Rights Watch and the World Bank. Her previous books include <em style="font-family:"Circular-BookItalic",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-style:italic;font-weight:normal">Making Sense of the Central African Republi</em>c (Zed 2015).</p>
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