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Sriram & Wermester chapter 1

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Sriram & Wermester chapters 1 Chapter 1: Rising violence in Kenya: o Stephen Brown states that the violence clashes have been depicted by the government as an “ethnic clash” but there are strong evidences that suggest that the ruling party is responsible for inciting the violence o Donors and the international community have not officially recognized the roles of the ruling party and government in inciting the violence o Kenya offers the classic “donors’ dilemma” if international actors seek to publicly criticize the violence, they risk losing access to the nation options for the future: o preventive actors must maintain a silicate balance in the mode and intensity of
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Unformatted text preview: preventive action o there is a chance that precise preventive strategies or strongly worded diplomacy can offend the target state rather than persuade it to behave differently o there needs to be a balance in the nature of preventive action actors need to demonstrate and engage in structural prevention • address the root causes of poverty, inequality, ethnic tensions, and weak state capacity • they must deal with the more proximate causes such as humanitarian, political, and economic crises • resource scarcity may state that humanitarian crises are addressed o they must underline the structural problems...
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