Congo s Violent Peace

In Congo's Violent Peace, leading DRC expert Kris Berwouts provides the most comprehensive and in-depth account to date of developments since the so-called 'Congo Wars' – from Rwanda's destructive impact on security in Eastern Congo to ...

Congo s Violent Peace

Author: Kris Berwouts

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781783603695

Page: 216

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Despite a massive investment of international diplomacy and money in recent years, the Democratic Republic of Congo remains a conflict-ridden and volatile country, its present situation the result of a series of rebellions, international interventions and unworkable peace agreements. In Congo's Violent Peace, leading DRC expert Kris Berwouts provides the most comprehensive and in-depth account to date of developments since the so-called 'Congo Wars' – from Rwanda's destructive impact on security in Eastern Congo to the controversial elections of 2006 and 2011; the M23 uprising to Joseph Kabila's increasingly desperate attempts to cling to power. An essential book for anyone interested in this troubled but important country.

Congo s Violent Peace

CONGO'S VIOLENT PEACE CONFLICT AND STRUGGLE SINCE THE GREAT
AFRICAN WAR KRIS BERWOUTS In association with International African
Institute Royal African Society World Peace Foundation Congo's Violent Peace:
Conflict ...

Congo s Violent Peace

Author: Kris Berwouts

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783603720

Page: 216

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Despite a massive investment of international diplomacy and money in recent years, the Democratic Republic of Congo remains a conflict-ridden and volatile country, its present situation the result of a series of rebellions, international interventions and unworkable peace agreements. In Congo's Violent Peace, leading DRC expert Kris Berwouts provides the most comprehensive and in-depth account to date of developments since the so-called 'Congo Wars' – from Rwanda's destructive impact on security in Eastern Congo to the controversial elections of 2006 and 2011; the M23 uprising to Joseph Kabila's increasingly desperate attempts to cling to power. An essential book for anyone interested in this troubled but important country.

The Trouble with the Congo

This book will be read with considerable interest, and no little trepidation, by UN officials and international peacemakers in general, as well as by students of international relations and African politics.

The Trouble with the Congo

Author: Séverine Autesserre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521156017

Page: 311

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"Trouble with the Congo is a magnificent accomplishment and is must-reading for anyone interested in whether, why, and how the international community might be able to reduce the cases of violence around the world. Scholars will admire how Autesserre uses a combination of theoretical analysis and ethnography to show us how two different worlds collide, and how peacebuilders do not see the collision even on impact. My hope is that practitioners will take to heart the book's call for critical self-reflection and use its insights for more effective policy prescriptions. Wonderfully written, the book delivers a cool but passionate analysis, born from Autesserre's courage, commitment to Congolese, and sincere desire not to simply identify criticisms of peacebuilding but to suggest ways in which it can improve its craft to help the people on the ground."-Michael Barnett, University of Minnesota "What happens when international peacebuilding is culturally focused at the national level, yet most conflict takes place at the local level? Using extensive, painstakingly collected evidence, Autesserre shows that the macro-micro mismatch is not only a methodological shortcoming but also a grave policy failure. By helping to frame a nasty concatenation of local conflicts as a 'postconflict situation,' this policy focus ended up exacerbating the war and its attendant human suffering. At once a gripping account of war and failed peace in the Congo and a strikingly lucid and original examination of the causes of peacebuilding failure in civil war, this book demonstrates why deep contextual knowledge remains an essential precondition of theoretical innovation."-Stathis N. Kalyvas, Yale University "Autesserre's book stands as a major contribution to our understanding of the roots of conflict in eastern Congo and the failure of the UN Mission in the Congo (MONUC) to effectively restore peace. She develops a highly original and theoretically innovative framework for reconceptualizing both the nature of conflict in eastern Congo and how to deal with it. This book will be read with considerable interest, and no little trepidation, by UN officials and international peacemakers in general, as well as by students of international relations and African politics."-RenT Lemarchand, University of Florida "This is a disturbing book about a failure that is not acknowledged as a failure, about intervention strategies that do not address key sources of deadly violence, and about the trained incapacity of diplomats who look solely to national agreements and processes to end longstanding wars. This is a book that aims to challenge and change peacebuilding orthodoxy."-Stepen John Stedman, Ford-Dorsey Program for International Policy Studies, Stanford University

War and Peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A report on the events in 1999 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which have transformed the country into an arena of international and internal violence and conflict involving so many participants that it can be described as the ...

War and Peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author: Herbert F. Weiss

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

ISBN: 9789171064585

Page: 28

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A report on the events in 1999 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which have transformed the country into an arena of international and internal violence and conflict involving so many participants that it can be described as the first African continental war. The study also contains a historical background to the recent events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Violent Peace

All this had been developed and was controlled by a few private Belgian
companies , great cartels that managed the Congo's economic life , the mining ,
agriculture , banking and transport . Europeans owned these giant combines and
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The Violent Peace

Author: Carl Mydans

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Page: 478

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Formal Peace and Informal War

The book argues that the population were politically and economically excluded from the peace and have been subjected to control and containment when their security rests with power and freedom.

Formal Peace and Informal War

Author: Zoë Marriage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113617673X

Page: 192

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Northern interventions into African countries at war are dominated by security concerns, bolstered by claims of shared returns and reinforcing processes of development and security. As global security and human security became prominent in development policy, Congo was wracked by violent rule, pillage, internal fighting, and invasion. In 2002, the Global and All-Inclusive Peace was promoted by northern donors, placing a formal peace on the mass of informalised wars. Formal Peace and Informal War: Security and Development in Congo examines how the security interests of the Congolese population have interacted with those of northern donors. It explores Congo’s contemporary wars and the peace agreed on in 2002 from a security perspective and challenges the asserted commonality of the liberal interventions made by northern donors. It finds that the peace framed the multiple conflicts in Congo as a civil war and engineered a power-sharing agreement between elite belligerents. The book argues that the population were politically and economically excluded from the peace and have been subjected to control and containment when their security rests with power and freedom.

Vanquished Peace

The aim of this volume is to serve as an 'audit' and appraisal of the DRC's post-conflict peace dividend - in particular to undertake a post-peace accord appraisal of the various gains achieved and also the numerous setbacks that continue ...

Vanquished Peace

Author: Gerrie SwartA

Publisher: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1909112895

Page: 181

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo has endured a long, difficult and brutal chapter in its history of independence, characterized by chaos, turmoil, instability, violence, conflict and one of the most brutal wars Africa has witnessed to date. It is regrettably a chapter that has defied a satisfactory and peaceful conclusion- and one that continues to be written each and every day, adding further casualties in its wake with each passing year. As the country prepared to celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence on 30 June 2010 from erstwhile colonial power, Belgium, there is a real danger that the 'politics of forgetting' could once again set in- forgetting that this vast country is nowhere near being 'at peace' with itself and the rest of the Great Lakes Region. The country had accumulated a history of protracted violence, with little or no shared experience of genuine peace to offset these negative interactions. Throughout its various incarnations, as the Congo Free State (1885-1908), the Belgian Congo (1908-1960), the Congo Republic (1960-1971), Zaire (1971-1997) and finally the Democratic Republic of the Congo (since 1997), an enduring feature and image that has held sway in all narratives has been that of an entity immersed in an unrelenting sense of statelessness, further embedded in a perpetual state of chaos. At the turn of the twenty-first century, Congo had become the veritable epicentre of conflict in Africa and the dearth of peaceful coexistence in the country has vividly revealed the numerous flaws that peace can possess if it is devoid of structural stability, integrity and most importantly the ability to address the underlying causes and factors that continue to foment and facilitate conflict to take place in this war-torn nation. The aim of this volume is to serve as an 'audit' and appraisal of the DRC's post-conflict peace dividend - in particular to undertake a post-peace accord appraisal of the various gains achieved and also the numerous setbacks that continue to challenge the behemoth that is the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in its long and arduous journey to peace, prosperity and national unity. An observation that could be made from the very outset of this analysis is that the ideals of a positive, sustainable (let alone perpetual peace) in the Congo has largely been a vision etched on numerous paper peace agreements, yet remains largely unfulfilled in Congolese citizens' everyday reality. Even where some laudable progress has been made, the threat of large-scale reversal and a return to full-scale conflict and combat remain omnipresent

The Congo Trials in the International Criminal Court

After May 2003, with the arrival of outside peacekeeping forces, the violence
continued under new dynamics. There was a ... Kris Berwouts, Congo's Violent
Peace: Conflict and Struggle since the Great African War (London: Zed Books,
2017).

The Congo Trials in the International Criminal Court

Author: Richard Gaskins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108857795

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This is the first in-depth study of the first three ICC trials: an engaging, accessible text meant for specialists and students, for legal advocates and a wide range of professionals concerned with diverse cultures, human rights, and restorative justice. It introduces international justice and courtroom trials in practical terms, offering a balanced view on persistent tensions and controversies. Separate chapters analyze the working realities of central African armed conflicts, finding reasons for their surprising resistance to ICC legal formulas. The book dissects the Court's structural dynamics, which were designed to steer an elusive middle course between high moral ideals and hard political realities. Detailed chapters provide vivid accounts of courtroom encounters with four Congolese suspects. The mixed record of convictions, acquittals, dissents, and appeals, resulting from these trials, provides a map of distinct fault-lines within the ICC legal code, and suggests a rocky path ahead for the Court's next ventures.

Gender Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This book provides such detailed analysis of gender relations in the DRC, and goes beyond the usual explanations of sexual violence as a product of conflict, to examine the complex and socially constructed gender norms and roles which ...

Gender  Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: Dr Jane Freedman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409467783

Page: 180

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Despite the high profile media reporting on sexual violence in the DRC, and the widely publicized responses of the international community, there is still very little real analysis of the real situation of women in the country. This book provides such detailed analysis of gender relations in the DRC, and goes beyond the usual explanations of sexual violence as a product of conflict, to examine the complex and socially constructed gender norms and roles which underlie incidences of violence. The book benefits from a comprehensive account of men’s and women’s roles in conflict, violence, peace building and reconstruction, and evaluates the impacts of national and international political responses.

Urban Africa and Violent Conflict

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Eastern African Studies.

Urban Africa and Violent Conflict

Author: Karen Büscher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000011682

Page: 220

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Urban centres are at the heart of the dynamics of war and peace, of stability and violence: as ‘safe havens’ for those seeking protection, as concentrations of public administrative and military apparatus, and as symbolic bases of state sovereignty and public authority. Heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital city of Juba, post electoral protests and brutal killings in Bujumbura, Burundi, and violent urban uprisings in Congo’s cities of Goma and Kinshasa, all demonstrate that cities represent critical arenas in African conflict and post-conflict dynamics. This comprehensive volume offers a profound analysis of the complex relationship between the dynamics of violent conflict and urbanisation in Central and Eastern Africa. The authors underline the need to look simultaneously at cities to understand ongoing conflict and violence, and at conflict-dynamics to understand current urbanisation processes in this part of the world. Building on empirical and analytical insights from cities in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo, South Sudan and Kenya, this collection demonstrates how emerging urbanism in the larger Great-Lakes region and its Eastern neighbours presents a fascinating window to investigate the transformative power of protracted violent conflict. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Eastern African Studies.

International Politics and Society

Bonn International Center for Conversion 2006 : From Resource War to » Violent
Peace , « Transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo . International Alert
2006 : Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes : Challenges and Opportunities for the
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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

... From Resource War to Violent Peace : Transition in the Democratic Republic of
Congo ( DRC ) ( Bonn : Bonn International Centre for Conversion , 2006 ) , p . 93
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Crouching Tiger  Hidden Dragon

Author: Kweku Ampiah

Publisher: University of Natal Press

ISBN:

Page: 357

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This book focuses on the rapidly growing economic and political influence that China has in Africa. Cutting-edge contributions from sixteen pan-African authors provide an historical and geo-political context for understanding the evolving partnership between Africa and China. The book features nine detailed country case studies and assesses China's Africa policy and interests in relation to those of other powers. It broadens the debate on this crucial topic and ensures that African voices enrich a discourse that could well determine the future of the continent.

The forgotten Peace Formula

This essay presents these publications and international statistics showing the effects.

The forgotten Peace Formula

Author: Franz Jedlicka

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3751920749

Page: 14

View: 834

What are the most important factors for achieving sustainable peace? The authors of the annual "Positive Peace Report" published by the Global Institute for Economics & Peace, identify eight factors, that will also be described in this ebook. However, one important factor seems to be missing, which in more recent publications - also on the subject of peace building - is increasingly considered a prerequisite for the education of "peaceful personalities": A nonviolent parenting style. This essay presents these publications and international statistics showing the effects.

Women Peace Security Framework Great Aims Put to Practice

Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Political Sociology, Majorities, Minorities, grade: A, Sciences Po., Paris, course: Gender and Conflict, language: English, abstract: Although the contemporary WPS framework, and more ...

Women  Peace   Security Framework  Great Aims Put to Practice

Author: Julia Pitterman

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668395527

Page: 10

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Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Political Sociology, Majorities, Minorities, grade: A, Sciences Po., Paris, course: Gender and Conflict, language: English, abstract: Although the contemporary WPS framework, and more specifically resolution 1325, have enforced the role and presence of women in peace and security issues, the outcomes have been ineffective and insufficient in countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where authentic progress and implementation of true gender equality is needed the most. The present WPS framework is promising, but it seems to serve the interest of the global military-diplomatic establishment rather than concretely seek to change reality for women and men striving for conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

Instant Research on Peace and Violence

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Instant Research on Peace and Violence

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The Trouble with the Congo

"The Trouble with the Congo suggests a new explanation for international peacebuilding failures in civil wars.

The Trouble with the Congo

Author: Séverine Autesserre

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780511924811

Page: 311

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"The Trouble with the Congo suggests a new explanation for international peacebuilding failures in civil wars. Drawing from more than 330 interviews and a year and a half of field research, it develops a case study of the international intervention during the Democratic Republic of the Congo's unsuccessful transition from war to peace and democracy (2003-2006). Grassroots rivalries over land, resources, and political power motivated widespread violence. However, a dominant peacebuilding culture shaped the intervention strategy in a way that precluded action on local conflicts, ultimately dooming the international efforts to end the deadliest conflict since World War II. Most international actors interpreted continued fighting as the consequence of national and regional tensions alone. UN staff and diplomats viewed intervention at the macro levels as their only legitimate responsibility. The dominant culture constructed local peacebuilding as such an unimportant, unfamiliar, and unmanageable task that neither shocking events nor resistance from select individuals could convince international actors to reevaluate their understanding of violence and intervention"--