The Darfur Conflict in Evolving Politico-economic and Socio-cultural Contexts: The 'Games', the 'Players' and the 'Stakes'
The Darfur conflict is triggered by an interplay of processes relating to ethnic identities, ecological competition, economic marginalization, Governmental policies of national integration and global politico-economic interactions.
||Darfur, Ethnic Boundaries, Muslim Brotherhoods, Political Integration, Economic Dualism
International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.105-116.
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Positions 1988-present Professor. Dept. of Social Anthropology. University of
1981-88 Senior Research Associate. CMI
1976-77 Director. Human Science Team. ILCA
1967-81 Lecturer Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen
Research Projects Since 2002 Globalization of Social Networks and Ethnic
East Asia, South Asia, China, Ethiopia
1992-97 Tribhuvan - Bergen Human Ecology Project. Project. Nepal
1976-80 The Savanna Project.
Consultancies: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia,
Mozabique, Botswana, Mali, Yemen, India, Bangladesh Bhutan, Maldives,
Main publications: 1969 'Economic Determinants in Ethnic Processes' in Barth,
F.: Ethnic Groups
1972 'Nomadization as an Economic Career among Sedentaries in the Sudan
Savanna Belt' in
Cunnison, I. and James, W.: Essays in Sudan Ethnography.
1977. 'Pastoral Systems of Production', in O'Keefe and Wisner, B.: Landuse
1978. 'Ethnic Groups and Language Use in Darfur' in Thelwell,R.: Aspects of
Language in the Sudan. 1979 with McCown and de Haan: 'Interaction between
Cultivation and Livestock Production in Semi-arid Africa', in Hall, A., Cannell,
G. H., and Lawton, H. W.: Agriculture in Semiarid Environments.
1980 'Problems of Savannah Development: The Sudan Case, Department of
University of Bergen
1984 with Keddeman, W., 'Poverty Analysis: The Somali Case'. Economic
Development and Cultural Change.
1990 'Aid and Sustainable Development in a Dual Economy'. Forum for
1991. 'Introduction' and 'Cultural Content and Ethnic Identity'. in Grønhaug,
Haaland and Henriksen:
The Ecology of Choice and Symbol.
1998 'Beer, Blood and Mother's Milk. Sudan Notes and Records'
2002. Nature, Culture and Society. In Chaudhury, Aase and Vetaas (eds):
Vegetation and Society in Nepal. 2004
"From Nepali hill farmers to business managers in Thailand: Explaining
causes in evolving contexts" in B.
Walters and B. McCay (ed) Against the Grain. In Press
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