For The Last Twenty Years, The West African Nation Of Guinea Has Exhibited All Of The Conditions That Have Led To Civil Wars In Other Countries, And Guineans Themselves Regularly Talk About The Inevitability Of War Yet The Country Has Narrowly Avoided Conflict Again And Again In A Socialist Peace , Mike McGovern Asks How This Is Possible, How A Nation Could Beat The Odds And Evade Civil War Guinea Is Rich In Resources, But Its People Are Some Of The Poorest In The World Its Political Situation Is Polarized By Fiercely Competitive Ethnic Groups Weapons Flow Freely Through Its Lands And Across Its Borders And, Finally, It Is Still Recovering From The Oppressive Regime Of S Kou Tour McGovern Argues That While Tour S Reign Was Hardly Peaceful, It Was Successful Often Through Highly Coercive And Violent Measures At Establishing A Set Of Durable National Dispositions, Which Have Kept The Nation At Peace Exploring The Ambivalences Of Contemporary Guineans Toward The Afterlife Of Tour S Reign As Well As Their Abiding Sense Of Socialist Solidarity, McGovern Sketches The Paradoxes That Undergird Political Stability. 3.5 Pretty interesting look at various reasons Guinea has avoided all out war and the postsocialist legacy.
- 240 pages
- A Socialist Peace?
- Mike McGovern
- 14 February 2018 Mike McGovern