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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:The complexity of resource governance in a context of State fragility: the case of eastern DRC
Editor:Cuvelier, JeroenISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:International Alert
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:natural resource management
mineral resources
gold mining
political economy
State collapse
international trade
External link:http://www.ipisresearch.be/download.php?id=333
Abstract:This research report analyses the trading networks within the mining sector and their links to military, economic and political actors in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The geographical focus of the study is the provinces of North and South Kivu, and Ituri in Orientale Province, where artisanal mining is a significant economic activity, pushing people out of agricultural employment and offering political, economic and military players an opportunity to generate more revenue for themselves. The main research themes are the modus operandi of mineral trading networks, the impact of the local political economy on the mining sector, and the militarization of the mining sector. Contents: Introduction by Jeroen Cuvelier - The informal trade in Ituri's gold by Dan Fahey - Government efforts at formalisation and implications for future gold trade by Dan Fahey - The gold trade in Butembo by Sara Geenen - Cassiterite mining and trade in the territory of Walikale by Sebastien Melmoth - The Bukavu-Uvira-Bujumbura gold triangle by Ruben de Koning - The Lulingu-Nzovu-Nzibira cassiterite axis by Ruben de Koning - The complex conflict dynamics in Kalehe's Nyabibwe mine by Jeroen Cuvelier - Artisanal mining and conflict on Idjwi Island: the case of Kamole by Jeroen Cuvelier - From discourse to practice: a sharper perspective on the relationship between minerals and violence in DR Congo by Rachel Perks and Koen Vlassenroot - General conclusions by Jason Stearns. [ASC Leiden abstract]