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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


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


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


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


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 Congolese ‘black hole’

Adam Day

in States of Disorder, Ecosystems of Governance: Complexity Theory Applied to UN Statebuilding in the DRC and South Sudan

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780192863898
eISBN:
9780191954498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192863898.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter employs the tools of complexity theory to describe the evolution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) governance system from post-colonial times to the present. It argues that ... More


Successes and Failures in Côte d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Lisa Hultman, Jacob D. Kathman, and Megan Shannon

in Peacekeeping in the Midst of War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198845577
eISBN:
9780191880735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845577.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores two conflicts and their related UN missions: Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC and MONUSCO). The chapter conducts qualitative analyses of ... 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


Mobutu’s Ghost: A Case for the Urgency of History in Cultural Aid

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

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/9780190692322.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Both environments of mass uncertainty and emergent efforts at radical social change inspire calls for the arts to “get the word out.” Yet the distribution of information is inseparable from the ... 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


An Analysis of the Socio-Economic Logics Underpinning Formal and Informal Strategies for Coping with Economic Hardships in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Maïté le Polain and Nyssens Marthe

in Securing Livelihoods: Informal Economy Practices and Institutions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687015
eISBN:
9780191766916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687015.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter aims to analyse the strategies used by vulnerable inhabitants of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to cope with economic hardships. The analysis is based on exploratory ... More


Curbing ‘Vulture Fund’ Litigation

Cephas Lumina

in Sovereign Debt and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198810445
eISBN:
9780191847783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810445.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The lack of an international legal framework for the restructuring of sovereign debt, and the voluntary nature of current international debt restructuring initiatives have created opportunities for ... More


Humanitarian Theater in the Great Lakes Region: In Pursuit of Performativity

Maëline Le Lay

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/9780190692322.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In nominally “postwar” contexts throughout Africa’s Great Lakes region, participatory theater has been mobilized almost exclusively as a tool for either awareness or healing. The rhetoric prescribed ... More


Protection of Civilians from Non-Enemies: A Case Study of Monuc Support to KIMIA II in the DRC

Daniel H. Levine

in The Morality of Peacekeeping

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748675890
eISBN:
9780748697199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675890.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In 2009, the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo provided support to the Congolese army for a counterinsurgency mission (Kimia II) against rebel groups with ties ... More


War Economics

Gilles Carbonnier

in Humanitarian Economics: War, Disaster, and the Global Aid Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491543
eISBN:
9780190638467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491543.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Starting with the humanitarian impact of the Nasdaq “dot.com bubble” in the DRC, this chapter analyses how war economics enhances our understanding of humanitarian crises and responses. It examines ... More


Fleeing Conflict and Disaster

M. Jan Holton

in Longing for Home: Forced Displacement and Postures of Hospitality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300207620
eISBN:
9780300220797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207620.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are among the most visible, but perhaps least understood, of the displaced due to the news media. Chapter 5 addresses how forced displacement disrupts ... More


Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

Ira Dworkin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632711
eISBN:
9781469632735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632711.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In his 1903 hit "Congo Love Song," James Weldon Johnson recounts a sweet if seemingly generic romance between two young Africans. While the song’s title may appear consistent with that narrative, it ... More


On Assessing Risk Assessments and Situating Security Advice: The Unsettling Quest for ‘Security Expertise’

Judith Verweijen

in Doing Fieldwork in Areas of International Intervention: A Guide to Research in Violent and Closed Contexts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529206883
eISBN:
9781529206906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206883.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter tackles the challenges of security in violent research contexts. It offers in-depth insights into how Judith Verwejien assessed security risks when she researched micro-dynamics of ... More


Why Comrades Go to War

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0013
Subject:
History, African History

The conclusion explores the book’s broader implications. The unraveling of the AFDL happened within the same fifteen-month timeframe that would also see the outbreak of a “war of brothers” between ... More


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