A microcosm of militarization: conflict, governance and armed mobilization in Uvira, South Kivu

Verweijen, Judith (2016) A microcosm of militarization: conflict, governance and armed mobilization in Uvira, South Kivu. Other. Rift Valley Institute.

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Abstract

This Usalama Report analyses militarization in Uvira and how it shapes the interplay between local conflicts, governance and armed mobilization. Focussing on the Bafuliiru Chiefdom and the Ruzizi Plain Chiefdom, the report examines how armed forces influence and are influenced by conflicts related to customary power, security governance and local economic regulation. The presence of so many armed groups in Uvira affects local governance profoundly, in particular because of their links with local authorities. The report argues that in order to sustainably demilitarize Uvira, it is necessary to defuse conflicts related to customary authority, weaken armed groups and their civilian support networks, and improve security management and regulation of local defence forces.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9781907431401
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Development
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research
Depositing User: Judith Verweijen
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 15:10
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 15:10
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/82145

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