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Title:Special issue: Neither war nor peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): profiting and coping amid violence and disorder
Editors:Larmer, MilesISNI
Laudati, Ann
Clark, John F.ISNI
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 0305-6244)
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:State collapse
State-society relationship
informal sector
civil society
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/crea20/40/135
Abstract:The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is experiencing an absence of both outright war and a lasting peace. This Special Issue of the 'Review of African Political Economy' shows the ways in which some Congolese people, particularly in the east of the country, find strategies to survive, cope and in some cases even to profit from, the liminal socio-political environment in which they find themselves. The articles in this issue analyze the social transformations occasioned by more than fifteen years of continuing political and social violence in the DRC. Although many existing social arrangements have been thrown into total disarray, a range of new social institutions and patterns have also arisen. Research articles included: Neither war nor peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): profiting and coping amid violence and disorder (Miles Larmer, Ann Laudati, John F. Clark); Making use of the past: the Rwandophone question and the 'Balkanisation of the Congo' (Lars-Christopher Huening); Beyond minerals: broadening 'economies of violence' in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Ann Laudati); 'You say rape, I say hospitals. But whose voice is louder?': health, aid and decision-making in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Nicole C. D'Errico, Tshibangu Kalala, Louise Bashige Nzigire, Felicien Maisha, Luc Malemo Kalisya); Military business and the business of the military in the Kivus (Judith Verweijen); Effective responses: Protestants, Catholics and the provision of health care in the post-war Kivus (Laura E. Seay); From devastation to mobilisation: the Muslim community's involvement in social welfare in post-conflict DRC (Ashley E. Leinweber); God and Caesar in the Democratic Republic of Congo: negotiating Church-State relations through the management of school fees in Kinshasa's Catholic schools (Kristof Titeca, Tom De Herdt, Inge Wagemakers) [ASC Leiden abstract]