The Political Economy of the Great Lakes Region in Africa: The Pitfalls of Enforced Democracy and Globalization

The Political Economy of the Great Lakes Region in Africa: The Pitfalls of Enforced Democracy and Globalization

by S. Marysse, F. Reyntjens
     
 
This book examines the international factors such as enforced democracy and globalization that have affected the Great Lakes region of Africa. The horrendous consequences in terms of violence and human suffering of the events in this area have been exhibited in the media, however news coverage after 1994 was at times unreliable. This book takes a look at life since

Overview

This book examines the international factors such as enforced democracy and globalization that have affected the Great Lakes region of Africa. The horrendous consequences in terms of violence and human suffering of the events in this area have been exhibited in the media, however news coverage after 1994 was at times unreliable. This book takes a look at life since then, adopting an independent, and on occasion controversial perspective.

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From the Publisher

'...the authors enhance our understanding of both the nature of politics and political economy in the Great Lakes, and of the responses of people, states and elites to external pressures for democratisation.' - Danielle Beswick, Modern African Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403949509
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/21/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

AN ANSOMS Research Assistant, University of Antwerp, Belgium
TOM DE HERDT Lecturer in Political and Institutional Aspects of Poverty and Development, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp, Belgium
LUC HUYSE Formerly Professor of Sociology and Sociology of Law, Leuven University Law School, Belgium
ERIK KENNES Political Scientist, Royal Musuem for Central Africa, Belgium
RENE LEMARCHAND Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, USA
STANISLAS BUCYALIMWE MARARO Professor-Reseacher, Centre of the Study of the Great Lakes Region in Africa, University of Antwerp, Belgium
CLAUDINE TSHIMANGA PhD Student, University of Antwerp
STEF VANDEGINSTE Legal Researcher, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Antwerp, Belgium

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