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Calculating skeptics: Accommodating authoritarian rule in Rwanda


In this article, Anu Chakravarty explores the relationship of Hutus to the Rwandan state, and asks what shapes their political decisions in everyday life.¬†Anuradha (Anu) Chakravarty is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. Her book on the gacaca courts and popular investments in authoritarian rule is forthcoming (Cambridge University […]

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On reflection: Rwanda’s gacacha courts

Will Jones

With Rwanda’s ever-controversial Gacaca courts coming to a close last month, commentators have been avidly debating their achievements and their legacy. In this opinion piece, Will Jones searches for analytic sense between the cutting critiques and vociferous praise of the courts’ detractors and supporters In June of this year, Rwanda completed an experiment in post-conflict […]

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