Politics of Identity and Economics of Conflict in the Great Lakes Region

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  • Political activism,
  • Political control & influence,
  • Ethnicity,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Political Science,
  • Rwanda,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Economic Conditions,
  • Africa, Central,
  • Ethnic relations,
  • Political violence

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ContributionsRuddy Doom (Editor), Jan Gorus (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages350
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Open LibraryOL9106063M
ISBN 109054872497
ISBN 109789054872498

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Get this from a library. Politics of identity and economics of conflict in the Great Lakes Region. [Ruddy Doom; Jan F J Gorus;]. Doom, R. () `Changing Identities, Violent Conflicts and The World System', in R.

Doom and J. Gorus (eds) Politics of Identity and Economics of Conflict in the Great Lakes Region, pp. 15 — Brussels: VUB University Press. Google ScholarCited by: Since the early s, the African Great Lakes region has experienced a series of traumas that have profoundly disrupted its geopolitical, economic, social, and demographic stability.

Despite numerous peace accords, political compromises, and international interventions, the region has yet to eliminate the tensions that regularly manifest in Format: Hardcover.

The African Great Lakes Region (GLR) has witnessed some of the most intense violence and protracted conflict of the last half-century.

Politics of Identity and Economics of Conflict in the Great Lakes Region book There has been spiralling and sometimes over-lapping conflict in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (hereinafter Zone 1 conflict states).

conflict at the Great Lakes region. Accepting the complexity of the situation that we have briefly presented above, the main objectives of this article are: first of all, pointing some generally unknown perspectives from the social and political realities involved in the development of the conflict.

Case Study, Armed Conflicts in the Great Lakes Region () The PDF of this page is being created. Places In the late s, the unchanging political regime was faced with economic and social difficulties that were both structural and cyclical in nature – economic deadlock, structural adjustment, a sense of hopelessness among young.

Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Causes, impact and implications for the Great Lakes region The Democratic Republic of Congo is recovering from conflicts, posting substantial improvement in overall macroeconomic performance since the cessation.

Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Causes, impact and implications for the Great Lakes region Executive Summary The Democratic Republic of Congo is recovering from conflicts, posting substantial improve - ment in overall macroeconomic performance since the cessation of the war, on the back of robust copper and cobalt exports.

conflict, conflict management approaches and the social economic impact of conflict in DRC and the entire Great Lakes region. Greed grievance theory is employed to guide in data collection and analysis.

The research paper uses qualitative research design and collection of data done through. Minority Rights Group International AN MRG INTERNATIONAL REPORT • THE BATWA PYGMIES OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION The Batwa Pygmies of the Great Lakes Region.

MINORITY RIGHTS GROUP exercise control, to the extent possible, over their own economic, social and cultural development. In addition they shall participate in the formulation. T o cite this article: P atricia Daley (): Challenges to peace: conflict resolution in the great lakes region of Africa, Third W orld Quarterly,T o link to this article: http.

The Nature of Resource Based Conflicts and Political Instability in Africa It is axiomatic to argue that African conflicts are resource – oriented.

To have few resources at the disposal of a colossal number of people is to direct the emergence of poverty, just as Ghandi of India put it. File Size: KB. In the region, resource politics and the dilemmas of open spaces and conflict were used to conceptualise the regional dimension of conflict in the Great Lakes.

The history of the region is underlined by predatory resources politics at three levels of largely closed vertical resource extraction perpetuating conflict. region’s economic recovery. This report represents a synthesis of the key findings and recommendations of a regional research project on women’s political participation and economic empowerment in countries emerging from conflicts in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

The research project, conducted in Burundi. Acknowledgements. An earlier version of this article was presented at an international conference on Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region – Assessing Regional Responses for Peace and Security in the Great Lakes – organized by the Centre for Conflict Management (CCM) of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Rwanda (25–26 June ) in Kigali, : Valarie Vat Kamatsiko.

The conflicts within the Great Lakes Region of Africa represent some of the classical cases of external influences within an internal conflict, thus leading to an externalization of what, once Author: Stean Tshiband.

Conflict in the Great Lake Region. Timeline. Africa’s Great Lakes Regions comprises of the countries of Burundi, DRCongo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda. Politics and violence in Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and other regional states is much interrelated.

tyrannical and patriarchal leadership styles dominated political centers in this region (Chazan, ). The conflict-generating political systems that have characterized the region provide other valuable insights into this legacy of poor governance.

Serious conflict is embedded in an inequitable social and economic system, reflecting prolonged exploitation supported by coercion (Jeong, ). an analysis of structural conflict and conflict management in the great lakes region: a case study of rwanda - // by peter kalimba a project presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of master of arts in international studies at the institute of diplomacy and international studies, university of.

Driven by genocide, civil war, political instabilities, ethnic and pastoral hostilities, the African Great Lakes Region, primarily Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi, has been overwhelmingly defined by conflict.5/5(1).

Identity Economics provides an important and compelling new way to understand human behavior, revealing how our identities--and not just economic incentives--influence our decisions. Ineconomist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize-winner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent paper was wrong/5.

The Heart of the Hutu-Tutsi Conflict Politics. Hutus first settled in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa between five hundred and one thousand BC. But economic differences between. The Great Lakes region of Africa is faced by numerous problems ranging from military conflict and political instability to poverty, economic uncertainty, social File Size: KB.

the Great Lakes Region The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is an inter-governmental organisation of eleven member states in the African Great Lakes Region, namely Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Size: 1MB.

6 FIGURE 2 - NUMBER OF CONFLICTS BY TYPE AND LOCATION IN AFRICA IN SOURCE: ARMED CONFLICT LOCATION & EVENT DATA PROJECT (ACLED)(), CONFLICT TRENDS (NO. 45): REAL-TIME ANALYSIS OF AFRICAN POLITICAL VIOLENCE, JANUARY Terrorist activity associated with local, regional, and global armed jihadist groups and networks has added a new dimension to political File Size: KB.

Driven by genocide, civil war, political instabilities, ethnic and pastoral hostilities, the African Great Lakes Region, primarily Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi, has been overwhelmingly defined by conflict.

Great Lakes Region (comprising eleven States, namely, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, The Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia) Pact on Peace, Stability and Development Protocol on Non-Aggression, Mutual Defence and Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts the great lakes region Download the great lakes region or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

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states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as well as the Canadian province of Ontario. Quebec is at times included as part of the region because, although it is not in a Great Lake watershed, it is in the St.

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The Great Lakes Region: A pilot project of the “EU-UN Partnership on Land, Natural Resources and Conflict Prevention” Managing and resolving natural resource-induced conflicts. types of conflict theory be the reason for social conflicts that take long to resolve despite the belief that ethnicity is the biggest source of identity-based conflicts, this school of thought agree that this does not mean that conflict is unavoidable wherever there are ethnic differences.

political and economic processes that would. Geopolitics (from Greek γῆ gê "earth, land" and πολιτική politikḗ "politics") is the study of the effects of Earth's geography (human and physical) on politics and international relations.

While geopolitics usually refers to countries and relations between them, it may also focus on two other kinds of states: de facto independent states with limited international recognition and.

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() Explaining Growth in Burundi: - The Belgian administration during the colonial era established a political system that was more focused on the exploitation of national resources than on addressing the needs of its citizens. 5 The conflict in the DRC is one of the most complex on the continent, as it often connects political, economic, institutional, social and security.

34 A political approach to conflict avoids the two shortcomings of a pure economic approach: it captures the costs of conflict and focuses on the rule-producing function of conflicts.

The dynamics of conflict shape the institutional identity of the contending parties and determine the type and size of their coalitions and group formation. From the great religious struggles of the past to modern civil wars and ethnic conflicts, we can see—if we look hard enough—a battle for resources or economic gain: oil, land, business opportunities, or political power (and political power is, in the end, a question of control over economic resources).File Size: KB.

Beaver pelts were the valuable items many Native Americans and settlers heavily traded in the Midwest/Great Lakes Region.

These pelts were extremely profitable, and as a result, competition in trading beaver skins often led to conflict between the US, Native Americans, and the British.

Causes of Conflict in the Great Lakes Region 4 C. Environment and Conflict in the Great Lakes Region 5 IV. BROAD CONTEXT FOR EXPLORATION OF ENVIRONMENT - CONFLICT LINKAGES IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION 6 A.

Peace and Security 6 B. Democracy & Good Governance 6 C. Economic Development & Regional Integration 7 D. Humanitarian & Social Issues 8File Size: KB. In the Great Lakes region, political and economic structures were designed in such a way that Bahutu and Bairu were made to be permanently dependent as a social group.

The dominant position was maintained by making sure that Bahima, Batutsi and Bahororo exclusively possessed physical force through administrative and military structures. Although battered by decades of declining economic health, and particularly by the recession, the metros of the Great Lakes region have many resources that will be.

This part of the web site looks at the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Media coverage is poor and yet there have been millions of refugees and over five million killed since the war began around August Yet the rich country leaders and their media drew everyone’s attention to ethnic Albianians being killed in Kosovo (to gain support for a war there).

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