Catalogue


Conflict and social transformation in Eastern DR Congo /
[edited by] Koen Vlassenroot, Timothy Raeymaekers.
imprint
Gent [Belgium] : Academia Press Scientific Publishers, 2004.
description
236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9038206356 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Gent [Belgium] : Academia Press Scientific Publishers, 2004.
isbn
9038206356 (pbk.)
contents note
Reading the Congolese crisis / Koen Vlassenroot -- The political economy of Beni-Lubero / Timothy Raeymaekers -- Land and conflict / Koen Vlassenroot -- Conflict and the urban space / Anna Verhoeve -- Conflict and artisan mining in Kamituga (South Kivu) / Koen Vlassenroot & Timothy Raeymaekers -- Being at war, being young / Luca Jourdan -- Emerging complexes in Ituri / Koen Vlassenroot & Timothy Raeymaekers -- Linking the local to the global / Jeroen Cuvelier.
general note
At head of title: Conflict Research Group.
catalogue key
5489367
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Main Description
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently emerging from a decade of calamitous war. The contributors suggest that the chronic violence cannot be understood purely with reference to the 'greed' of powerful local and international actors. Rather, the seeming intractability of the Congolese conflict can only be fully understood with reference to the ways in which conflict - together with the legacy of colonial and state policy that preceded and informed it - has created a situation in which the 'rational' pursuit of individual livelihoods ends up reproducing the collectively 'irrational' phenomenon of war. In contrast with traditional perspectives that explain the Congolese conflict in terms of dynamics set in motion 'from above', the work collected here stresses the local, 'micro-level' dilemmas of conflict and development that face the communities of eastern Congo today. In short, this volume argues that the design of interventions aiming to end conflict and promote development in the DRC must consider the nature of interests, institutions, and patterns of action that drive change 'from below'. The contributors to this volume (Koen Vlassenroot, Timothy Raeymakers, Anna Verhoeve, Luca Jourdan and Jeroen Cuvelier) base their analyses on recent fieldwork in Beni, Kamituga, Goma, Bunia and Masisi.
Main Description
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently emerging from a decade of calamitous war. The contributors suggest that the chronic violence cannot be understood purely with reference to the 'greed' of powerful local and international actors. Rather, the seeming intractability of the Congolese conflict can only be fully understood with reference to the ways in which conflict Ð together with the legacy of colonial and state policy that preceded and informed it Ð has created a situation in which the 'rational' pursuit of individual livelihoods ends up reproducing the collectively 'irrational' phenomenon of war. In contrast with traditional perspectives that explain the Congolese conflict in terms of dynamics set in motion 'from above', the work collected here stresses the local, 'micro-level' dilemmas of conflict and development that face the communities of eastern Congo today. In short, this volume argues that the design of interventions aiming to end conflict and promote development in the DRC must consider the nature of interests, institutions, and patterns of action that drive change 'from below'. The contributors to this volume (Koen Vlassenroot, Timothy Raeymakers, Anna Verhoeve, Luca Jourdan and Jeroen Cuvelier) base their analyses on recent fieldwork in Beni, Kamituga, Goma, Bunia and Masisi.
Main Description
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) iscurrently emerging from a decade of calamitous war.The contributors suggest that the chronic violencecannot be understood purely with reference to the'greed' of powerful local and international actors.Rather, the seeming intractability of the Congoleseconflict can only be fully understood with reference to the ways in which conflict - together with the legacy of colonial and state policy that preceded and informed it - has created a situation in which the 'rational' pursuit of individual livelihoods ends up reproducing the collectively 'irrational' phenomenon of war. In contrast with traditional perspectives that explain the Congolese conflict in terms of dynamics set in motion 'from above', the work collected here stresses the local, 'micro-level' dilemmas of conflict and development that face the communities of eastern Congo today. In short, this volume argues that the design of interventions aiming to end conflict and promote development in the DRC must consider the nature of interests, institutions, and patterns of action that drive change 'from below'. The contributors to this volume (Koen Vlassenroot, Timothy Raeymakers, Anna Verhoeve, Luca Jourdan and Jeroen Cuvelier) base their analyses on recent fieldwork in Beni, Kamituga, Goma, Bunia and Masisi.

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