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From Reshaping to Resizing a Failing State? the Case of the Congo/Zaïre

Thomas M. Callaghy

in Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Thomas Callaghy applies Lustick's theory of institutionalization and deinstitutionalization to Zaïre under the dictatorship of Mobutu Sese Seko, and the subsequent conflict under Laurent Kabila. He ... More


Congo (Zaire): Corruption, Disintegration, and State Failure

N. F. Emizet Kisangani

in War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297406
eISBN:
9780191685330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297406.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

When General Mobutu Sese Seko took over Congo on November 24, 1965 for 31 years, he practiced building the state by exercising terrorism and institutionalized corruption, and he did not mind that ... More


Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo

Chirie Rivers Ndaliko

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190499570
eISBN:
9780190499617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499570.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Through poetic portraits of the vibrant people, songs, films, and music videos in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Necessary Noise presents a study of human creativity in the face of ... More


The Rise of the Anti-Kleptocracy Regime

J. C. Sharman

in The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705519
eISBN:
9781501708442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705519.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter elaborates on the concept of kleptocracy by providing a portrait of one of the most publicized and influential early examples of grand corruption: that of Mobutu Sese Seko in the Congo. ... More


‘The Invention of Otherness’

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

in V. Y. Mudimbe: Undisciplined Africanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318948
eISBN:
9781781381083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318948.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the political context of Congo-Zaire in the period immediately after Lumumba’s assassination, exploring the significance of the ‘Manifeste de la Nsele’, the document on which ... More


Art on the Frontline

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

in Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190499570
eISBN:
9780190499617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499570.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The story of Yole!Africa began in 1995 against a backdrop of dictatorship, instability, and war. Congo was reeling from the aftermath of the Rwanda genocide and artists were suffering under the ... More


Re-Membering Congo

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

in Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190499570
eISBN:
9780190499617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499570.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter posits that the east of Congo is the site of two simultaneous and equally destructive conflicts, one over mineral resources and one over history. The first is quantifiable in death ... More


The Gathering Storm: Mobutu’s Zaire, the African Liberation Project and the Rwandan Patriotic Front

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/9780190611354.003.0004
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter sketches the politico-historical context in which Congo’s liberation movement, the AFDL, emerged and the circumstances that shaped its character and composition from genesis. It provides ... More


Comrades Preparing for War: The Alliance to Overthrow Mobutu

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/9780190611354.003.0005
Subject:
History, African History

The chapter analyzes the founding of the coalition of revolutionaries to invade Zaire, symbol of “neo-colonial” Africa. It traces the provisions for war by the Pan-Africanist alliance as they helped ... More


Mission Creep: South Africa’s Intervention in the Angolan Civil War

Jamie Miller

in An African Volk: The Apartheid Regime and Its Search for Survival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190274832
eISBN:
9780190274863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274832.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

Chapter 5 explains why and how South Africa intervened in the Angolan civil war in late 1975, showing how the intervention ultimately came to be seen as satisfying both of the major policy impulses ... More


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