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Author Kisangani, Emizet F.

Title Civil wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1960-2010 / Emizet François Kisangani
Published Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 252 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The context of Congo's internal wars -- Wars of secession -- A tale of two rebellions -- From mutinies to invasions -- Warring against the president -- Ethnic wars in Nord-Kivu and Ituri -- Conclusion
Summary Wars of secession, ethnic wars, rebellions, mutinies, and Congolese-led invasions have been part of the political landscape of the Democratic Republic of Congo since the country became independent in 1960. Why? And what can we learn from this seemingly unending series of internal conflicts? Emizet François Kisangani explores these fundamental questions within a rigorously systematic and uniquely comprehensive framework. Looking closely at five decades of civil wars in the DRC, Kisangani finds ample evidence to challenge popular paradigms. His focus on the politics of exclusion and his attention to both the micro- and macroprocesses of the wars provides an analytical lens through which not only the nature of civil wars, but also Congoʹs politics more broadly, are brought into clearer focus. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-241) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Civil war -- Social aspects -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Civil war -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1960-1997.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1626370826 (electronic bk.)
9781626370821 (electronic bk.)