The Resource The trouble with the Congo : local violence and the failure of international peacebuilding, Séverine Autesserre

The trouble with the Congo : local violence and the failure of international peacebuilding, Séverine Autesserre

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The trouble with the Congo : local violence and the failure of international peacebuilding
Title
The trouble with the Congo
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local violence and the failure of international peacebuilding
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Séverine Autesserre
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eng
Summary
"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"--
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1976-
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Autesserre, Séverine
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Index
index present
LC call number
DT658.26
LC item number
.A94 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in international relations
Series volume
115
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  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Kinshasa)
  • Kongo
  • Kongo (Demokratische Republik)
  • Peace-building
  • Community development
  • Conflict management
  • Internal security
  • Violence
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Community development
  • Conflict management
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Internal security
  • Peace-building
  • Violence
  • Guerres civiles
  • Maintien de la paix
  • Développement des collectivités
  • Sécurité publique
  • Violence
  • Conflits raciaux
  • Bürgerkrieg
  • Bewaffneter Konflikt
  • Konfliktregelung
  • Bewaffneter Konflikt
  • Politik
  • Gewalt
  • Ethnizität
  • Friedensbemühung
  • Konfliktregelung
  • Internationale Politik
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The trouble with the Congo : local violence and the failure of international peacebuilding, Séverine Autesserre
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The peacebuilding world
  • A top-down problem
  • A top-down solution
  • A bottom-up story
  • The defeat of bottom-up solutions
  • Beyond the Congo
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 311 p.
Isbn
9780521156011
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2010014627
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  • (OCoLC)503072889
  • (OCoLC)ocn503072889
Label
The trouble with the Congo : local violence and the failure of international peacebuilding, Séverine Autesserre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The peacebuilding world
  • A top-down problem
  • A top-down solution
  • A bottom-up story
  • The defeat of bottom-up solutions
  • Beyond the Congo
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 311 p.
Isbn
9780521156011
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010014627
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)503072889
  • (OCoLC)ocn503072889

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