The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding

The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding

by Séverine Autesserre

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ISBN-13: 9780511852381
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/14/2010
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 815 KB

About the Author

S�verine Autesserre is an Assistant Professor of Political Science, specializing in international relations and African studies, at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on civil wars, peacebuilding and peacekeeping, humanitarian aid, and African politics, and her findings have appeared in scholarly and policy journals including Foreign Affairs, International Organization, the African Studies Review, the Review of African Political Economy, the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, and Birikim. Over the past twelve years, Professor Autesserre has worked periodically for humanitarian and development agencies in Afghanistan, India, Kosovo, Nicaragua, and the Congo.

Table of Contents

1. The peacebuilding world; 2. A top-down problem; 3. A top-down solution; 4. A bottom-up story; 5. The defeat of bottom-up solutions; 6. Beyond the Congo; Appendix. Chronology.

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