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Local Violence, National Peace? Postwar "Settlement" in the Eastern D.R. Congo (2003-2006)

Severine Autesserre

Title:
Local Violence, National Peace? Postwar "Settlement" in the Eastern D.R. Congo (2003-2006)
Author(s):
Autesserre, Severine
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Political Science (Barnard College)
Volume:
49
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
African Studies Review
Abstract:
This article develops a conceptual analysis of the dynamics of violence during the transition from war to peace and democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 2003 and 2006. I locate the sources, at the local, national, and regional levels, of continued local violence during this transition. Through an analysis of the situation in the Kivus, I illustrate how local dynamics interacted with the national and regional dimensions of the conflict. I demonstrate that, after a national and regional settlement was reached, some local conflicts over land and political power increasingly became self-sustaining and autonomous from the national and regional tracks.
Subject(s):
Political science
Peace studies
International relations
Publisher DOI:
10.1353/arw.2007.0007
Item views:
105
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