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Morten Bøås (PhD) is a Senior Researcher at Fafo’s Institute for Applied International Studies in Oslo, Norway. Bøås has written extensively on African politics and development. His work has appeared in a number of leading international journals, including Journal of Modern African Studies, Politique Africaine, Third World Quarterly, Global Governance, and Journal of Intervention & Statebuilding. He has also published a number of books, including the much cited African Guerrillas: Raging Against the Machine (Lynne Rienner, 2007), co-edited with Kevin Dunn, and forthcoming January 2013, The Politics of Origin in Africa (Zed Books), co-authored with Kevin Dunn.