Peace, Security and Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Great Lakes Region of Africa by Tukumbi Lumumba-KasongoPeace, Security and Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Great Lakes Region of Africa by Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

Peace, Security and Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

byTukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

Paperback | November 24, 2017

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The Great Lakes region of Africa is characterized by protest politics, partial democratization, political illegitimacy and unstable economic growth. Many of the countries that are members of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) which are: Burundi, Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia, have experienced political violence and bloodshed at one time or another. While a few states have been advancing electoral democracy, environmental protection and peaceful state building, the overall intensity of violence in the region has led to civil wars, invasion, genocide, dictatorships, political instability, and underdevelopment. Efforts to establish sustainable peace, meaningful socio-economic development and participatory democracy have not been quite successful. Using various methodologies and paradigms, this book interrogates the complexity of the causes of these conflicts; and examines their impact and implications for socio-economic development of the region. The non-consensual actions related to these conflicts and imperatives of power struggles supported by the agents of ‘savage’ capitalism have paralysed efforts toward progress. The book therefore recommends new policy frameworks within regionalist lenses and neo-realist politics to bring about sustainable peace in the region.

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of International Studies at Wells College. A Visiting Scholar in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, he has been serving as an External Examiner in the Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana since 20...
Title:Peace, Security and Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Great Lakes Region of AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:390 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:November 24, 2017Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:2869787200

ISBN - 13:9782869787209


Table of Contents

1.  Introduction

2.  Une cinquantaine d’années de conflits et de violences dans la région des Grands Lacs africains

3.  Contemporary Theories of Conflict and their Social and Political Implications

4.  La Stratégie de diversification économique des pays des Grands Lacs, acteur de stabilité et de développement : une analyse du Burundi, du

5.   Land Resource, Livelihoods and Ethnic Mobilization: A Comparative Study of Two East African Locations

6.   Théorie critique et espace public : analytique de la gouvernementalité dans la communauté économique des pays des Grands Lacs

7.   Land Politics and Conflict in Uganda: A Case Study of Kibaale District, 1996 to the Present Day

8.   Interdépendance économique et paix dans la région des Grands Lacs africains

9.   From the Conventional towards New Frames of Peace Journalism : The Cases of Uganda and Burundi

10.   Conflits armés et exploitation forestière en République Démocratique du Congo : pour une action environnementale régionalement intégrée

11.   Endangered Peace: Stocktaking from the Case of Post-Massacre Mucwini, Northern Uganda

12.   Etats des grands lacs et privatisation de la sécurité : quel enjeu pour la gouvernance ?

13.   Promouvoir la culture de la paix dans l’Afrique des Grands Lacs à travers des programmes radiophoniques : une évaluation de trois expériences

14.   Concluding Remarks: Where Do We Go from Here?