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The African Stakes of the Congo War : St Martins Press - J. Clark

The African Stakes of the Congo War

St Martins Press

By: J. Clark

Hardcover Published: 27th September 2002
ISBN: 9780312295509
Number Of Pages: 249

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This is the only available book on the Congo war, the most important current conflict in Africa. Two chapters situate the war in its historical and theoretical context, while others survey the interests of the Congolese government, of the rebel groups, and of intervening states in the war. These chapters reveal the underlying sources of the war and explain the strategies of the various combatants. Other chapters examine the impact of the war on neighboring countries, individual citizens, refugees, and other non-state actors in the zone of conflict and beyond.

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Named by Gail M. Gerhart in Foreign Affairs as one of the best books on Africa published in 2002!

"...highly recommended as a reference text and a book for Africanists and scholars interested in understanding the conflicts..." - Valentine James, Journal of Sustainable Development

"Clark's collection is a good opening contribution to what in time should be a large literature on Africa's 'first world war.'" - Gail M. Gerhart, Foreign Affairs

"...among the few substantial efforts to analyze the foreign policies of the African states in the post Cold War context." - Will Reno, Northwestern University

"Fascinating...with very original material... a wonderful book to read." - Peter Schwab, SUNY Purchase

"An outstanding analysis of both the local and international dimensions of Africa's 'First World War'... " - Peter J. Schraeder, Loyola University Chicago

"...fascinating, revealing insight[s]...a significant benchmark in the study of African politics...." - Joshua Forrest, University of Vermont

Introduction: The Congo War In Context
Contextualising Congo Conflicts: Order and Disorder in Post-Colonial Africa
Historicity of a Crisis: The Origins of the Congo War
The Post-Mobutu Regimes In Congo And Their Supporters
Neither Mobutu nor Messiah: The Strategies of Laurent Desire Kabila
Angola's Role in the Congo War
A Political and Military Review of Zimbabwe's Involvement in the War in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), August 1998-present
The Contestants Of The Kabila Regimes
Congo's Rebels: Their Motivations and Strategies
The Complex Reasons for Rwanda's Engagement in Congo
Museveni's Adventure in the Congo War: Uganda's Vietnam?
Ambivalent Actors And Non-State Actors In The Congo War
Arms Proliferation and the Congo War
Refugees and the Congo War
The Impossible Neutrality? South Africa's Policy Towards the Conflict in the DRC
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ISBN: 9780312295509
ISBN-10: 0312295502
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 249
Published: 27th September 2002
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1