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Author Kabamba, Patience, 1965-
Title Business of civil war : new forms of life in the debris of the Democratic Republic of Congo / Patience Kabamba.
Imprint Dakar : CODESRIA, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, [2013]

Author Kabamba, Patience, 1965-
Series Codesria book series
Codesria book series.
Subject Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- 1997-
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Economic conditions -- 1960-
Nande (Congolese (Democratic Republic) and Ugandan people) -- Economic conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 230 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230).
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. "The failed state" : a hegemonic discourse? -- 3. The emergence of the Nande : a socio-political history -- 4. Theoretical issues in the Nande trading networks -- 5. Strategies and structural frameworks that facilitated economic growth in the Nande Region -- 6. Playing the ethnic card in the formation of a postcolonial African state -- 7. The elite question -- 8. Gold and guns : protecting capitalist investment during social fragmentation and violence -- 9. Nande trust networks in new globalised relations : invention of post-postcolonial state? -- 10. Conclusion -- Bibliography.
Summary Within the context of the absence of effective state sovereignty and the presence of numerous armed struggles for power, Nande traders have managed to build and protect self-sustaining, prosperous, transnational economic enterprises in eastern Congo. This book discusses the commercial enterprises of the Nande trust networks and the subsequent transnational community they have produced, thereby challenging the assumption that a ìweak stateî or a ìfailed stateî or even a ìcollapsed stateî can be presumed to signal a ìfailedî society. It demonstrates the fact that several sovereignties and proper.
Note English.
ISBN 2869785623 (electronic bk.)
9782869785625 (electronic bk.)
9782869785649 (electronic bk.)
286978564X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 844728047
Additional Format Print version: Kabamba, Patience, 1965- Business of civil war. 9782869785526 2869785526

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