A Socialist Peace?: Explaining the Absence of War in an by Mike McGovern

By Mike McGovern

For the final 20 years, the West African state of Guinea has exhibited the entire stipulations that experience ended in civil wars in different nations, and Guineans themselves usually speak about the inevitability of battle. but the rustic has narrowly shunned clash many times. In A Socialist Peace?, Mike McGovern asks how this is often attainable, how a state might beat the percentages and steer clear of civil warfare.  


Guinea is wealthy in assets, yet its everyone is a number of the poorest on the planet. Its political state of affairs is polarized via fiercely aggressive ethnic teams. guns stream freely via its lands and throughout its borders. And, eventually, it truly is nonetheless getting better from the oppressive regime of Sékou Touré. McGovern argues that whereas Touré’s reign was once not often peaceable, it was once successful—often via hugely coercive and violent measures—at constructing a collection of sturdy nationwide tendencies, that have saved the state at peace. Exploring the ambivalences of up to date Guineans towards the afterlife of Touré’s reign in addition to their abiding feel of socialist harmony, McGovern sketches the paradoxes that undergird political stability.


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