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Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa)

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Democratic Republic of the Congo (population 58.32 million people) is a country in Central Africa that covers an area of 2, 345, 410 km2. Interest in palliative care has come to light in the ... More


Implementation and the Local Politics of Peacekeeping in the Congo

Emily Paddon Rhoads

in Taking Sides in Peacekeeping: Impartiality and the Future of the United Nations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198747246
eISBN:
9780191809316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747246.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter illuminates the politics and practices of peacekeeping in the Congo. It begins with a brief historical overview of the conflict and the five phases of the UN mission (1999–2015). It ... More


Poverty, Development, and the Challenges of Catholic Sisterhood in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in the Democratic Republic of Congo respond to the needs of the surrounding population amid widespread poverty, weak public infrastructure, ... More


Taking Sides in Peacekeeping: Impartiality and the Future of the United Nations

Emily Paddon Rhoads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198747246
eISBN:
9780191809316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747246.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

UN peacekeeping has undergone radical transformation in the new millennium. Once limited in scope and based firmly on consent of all parties, contemporary operations are charged with penalizing ... More


Growth and Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo: 2001 through 2013

Kristi Mahrt and Malokele Nanivazo

in Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198744795
eISBN:
9780191805950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744795.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

After years of economic decline, conflict, and instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo achieved rapid economic growth in the 2000s along with a reduction in rural consumption poverty. This ... More


Julie Is Our Ancestor: Unearthing the Roots of Transnationalism

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter situates the transnational Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur within a longer history of women’s religious orders and missionary activities in the Catholic Church. The Sisters of Notre Dame ... More


The Effects of Assertive Impartiality in the Congo

Emily Paddon Rhoads

in Taking Sides in Peacekeeping: Impartiality and the Future of the United Nations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198747246
eISBN:
9780191809316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747246.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The penultimate chapter examines the effects of assertive impartiality on four specific sets of actors: civilians, armed groups, the state, and the UN mission itself. It reveals how the robust role ... More


Like Night and Day: Sisters’ Personal and Communal Religious Practices in Two Places

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the personal and communal religious practices of Congolese and US Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, asking what leads members to organize daily rituals and annual gatherings ... More


Covering Emergency: NGO Photographs of Stability in a Space of Ongoing Conflict

Aubrey P. Graham

in The Art of Emergency: Aesthetics and Aid in African Crises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190692322
eISBN:
9780190692360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692322.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter addresses the production of humanitarian photography in relation to spaces of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In particular, it addresses the changing trends in NGO ... More


Pathways to Religious Life for American and Congolese Women

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter outlines the different ways women in the United States and Democratic Republic of Congo were introduced to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. It focuses on the people, institutions, and ... More


From Crowdsourcing to Crowdseeding: The Cutting Edge of Empowerment?

Peter van der Windt

in Bits and Atoms: Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199941599
eISBN:
9780199349517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941599.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This chapter draws on the experience of Voix des Kivus—a SMS-based data collection project implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 2009 and 2011. The Voix des Kivus project used a ... More


Timing and Sequencing of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding Efforts in Dr Congo

Sara Hellmüller

in Building Sustainable Peace: Timing and Sequencing of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198757276
eISBN:
9780191817212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757276.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Questions of timing and sequencing in peace processes depend heavily on the nature of the conflict. This chapter assesses sequencing by international and local peacebuilding actors in the Democratic ... More


Estimating Multidimensional Childhood Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo: 2007 through 2013

Kristi Mahrt and Malokele Nanivazo

in Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198744801
eISBN:
9780191805967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744801.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

After years of economic decline, conflict, and instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo achieved rapid economic growth in the 2000s along with a reduction in rural consumption poverty. This ... More


Force and Repatriation in Africa: The Right of Return in Africa

Howard Adelman and Elazar Barkan

in No Return, No Refuge: Rites and Rights in Minority Repatriation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153362
eISBN:
9780231526906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153362.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines five cases of repatriation in Africa, specifically Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Eritrea/Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, and Darfur. In Rwanda, the Tutsi ... More


The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in the DRC

Sara Meger

in Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190277666
eISBN:
9780190277680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277666.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

The ongoing civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) provides a useful case for examining the political economy of sexual violence where this violence does not appear to be perpetrated out ... More


Descending into the Ordinary: Lived Theology, War, and the Moral Agency of Civilians

John Kiess

in Lived Theology: New Perspectives on Method, Style, and Pedagogy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190630720
eISBN:
9780190630751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190630720.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Writing from faith communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kiess shows how political theology could make a “methodological move into the domain of the everyday” by developing what lies ... More


A Life of Ministries

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the various settings where Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur work and explores different understandings of authority, obedience, and personal autonomy within religious life. In ... More


Congolité: Elections and the Politics of Autochthony in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Stephen Jackson

in Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708439
eISBN:
9780814725481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708439.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the politics of authenticity revolving around the concept of Congolité in the Democratic Republic of Congo from mid-2006 onward. Emerging shortly before the country's first ... More


Using Force to Protect Civilians in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

Fiona Blyth and Patrick Cammaert

in Protection of Civilians

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198729266
eISBN:
9780191796180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729266.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Using examples drawn from the authors’ respective operational experiences, this chapter argues that for force to be effectively employed, troops must be well trained and equipped, supported by ... More


V. S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River

Annabel Patterson

in The International Novel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300198003
eISBN:
9780300210408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198003.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of V. S. Naipaul's novel A Bend in the River, which chronicles the rapid changes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after independence. It first provides a ... More


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