Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database

Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:New political topographies: mining companies and indirect discharge in Southern Katanga (DRC)
Author:Hönke, JanaISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Politique africaine (ISSN 0244-7827)
Issue:120
Pages:105-127
Language:English
Geographic terms:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Katanga
Subjects:national security
multinational enterprises
sovereignty
governance
1890-1899
1900-1999
2000-2009
Abstract:For analysing current reconfigurations of political order in Africa in a new way, this article suggests a focus on particular socio-economic spaces. It analyses how multinational companies govern security in the copper and cobalt mining region of Southern Katanga (DRC). The article argues that the extended role of companies in managing political order in Southern Katanga can be understood as a new form of indirect discharge by the host and the home states of multinational companies in such a way as to quasi-outsource local governance. It engenders political topographies for securing production and for discharging responsibility and control from the arrival of Western companies in the 1890s to the establishment of colonial order by the 1920s, and the period of state reconstruction from 2003 to 2008. Notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
Views

Cover