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Rethinking rebel rule: how Mai-Mai groups in eastern Congo govern

Hoffmann, Kasper and Verweijen, Judith (2018) Rethinking rebel rule: how Mai-Mai groups in eastern Congo govern. Conflict Research Management (03 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Around the world, vast amounts of people live in areas marked by rebel presence. A growing body of scholarly work examines “rebel governance”, which has emerged as an interdisciplinary field of study. Scholars in this subfield typically share a desire to go beyond stereotypical images of rebels as violent savages or as greedy warlords. By focusing on how rebels govern, these scholars wish to show that rebels are engaged in creating forms of order rather than disorder. Order may not be apparent in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s highly dynamic, fragmented, and fluid military landscape. In the Kivu provinces alone there are presently well over 130 active armed groups. Most of these groups label themselves “Mai-Mai”-an umbrella term for armed groups claiming to engage in “self-defense” against “foreigners”.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/crp/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2021 13:45
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109795

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