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dc.contributor.authorMushi, Ferdinand Mugumo
dc.coverage.spatialDR Congoen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T15:27:57Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T15:27:57Z
dc.date.issued2012-03-20
dc.identifier.citationMushi, F. M. (2012) Insecurity and Local Governance in Congo's South Kivu, IDS Research Report 74, IDS: Brightonen_GB
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dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4270
dc.description.abstractSouth Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced recurrent wars for more than 15 years. This Research Report explores the way local systems of governance and networking in South Kivu have been affected by the civil war and the ways in which local communities have tried to cope with chaos and the absence of the state. Most community groups in South Kivu consider that violence and conflict were imposed on them and dissociate themselves, as communities, from violence, this being the work of some organised groups which should not be confused with the communities themselve.The fundamental causes of the wars lie in the ways in which Rwanda and Burundi, to different degrees, involved themselves with these other actors. The report also explores the role of various local organisations and groups in conflict and post-conflict governance. Governance does not completely disappear when the state collapses. Its structures remain hidden and in retreat, but ready to sprout into existence again. This is especially true for the structures of local and rural governance, and the networks of the church. South Kivu remains volatile and filled with suspicion. The behaviour of many groups is determined by fear of another cycle of war. When some communities can draw on external backing, the extension of such networks establishes another dimension of distrust.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThe report was produced under the auspices of the RCUK Global Uncertainties Programme on Security in an Africa of Networked, Multi-Level Governance.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherIDSen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Research Report;74
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dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectGovernanceen_GB
dc.subjectPolitics and Poweren_GB
dc.subjectSecurity and Conflicten_GB
dc.titleInsecurity and Local Governance in Congo's South Kivuen_GB
dc.typeIDS Research Reporten_GB
dc.rights.holderIDSen_GB
dc.identifier.externalurihttps://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/RR74.pdfen_GB
dc.identifier.teamGovernanceen_GB


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