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

Autesserre, Severine

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.

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African Studies Review
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1353/arw.2007.0007

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Political Science (Barnard College)
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February 27, 2012

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Preferred citation: Severine Autesserre, “Local Violence, National Peace? Post-War ‘Settlement’ in the Eastern D.R. Congo,” African Studies Review, 49 (3), pp. 1-29, 2006.