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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
Title remainder
local violence and the failure of international peacebuilding
Statement of responsibility
Séverine Autesserre
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Genre
Language
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
Dewey number
967.5103/4
Illustrations
maps
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peace-building
  • Community development
  • Conflict management
  • Internal security
  • Violence
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Label
The trouble with the Congo : local violence and the failure of international peacebuilding, Séverine Autesserre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
503072889
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 311 pages
Isbn
9780521191005
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010014627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)503072889
Label
The trouble with the Congo : local violence and the failure of international peacebuilding, Séverine Autesserre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
503072889
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 311 pages
Isbn
9780521191005
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010014627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)503072889

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