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Title Natural resources and local livelihoods in the great lakes region of Africa [electronic resource] ; A political economy perspective / Edited by An Ansoms, Stefaan Marysse.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


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Physical description 296 p. : 8 figures, 1 maps, 21 12.
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9780230290259.
Contents INTRODUCTION : SETTING THE STAGE : THE IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION-- S. Marysse & A.Ansoms PART I: MINERAL RESOURCES AND LIVELIHOODS OF SMALL-SCALE ACTORS Local actors versus global interests? Dynamics, trends and scales in the Congolese mining sector-- S.Geenen 'If you control the railway , you command the wealth of a country': Chinese involvement in DRCongo-- S.Marysse & S.Geenen Constraints, opportunities and hope: which future for gold miners and traders in Kamituga, South-Kivu?-- S.Geenen Money and masculinity among artisanal miners in Katanga-- J.Cuvelier The river of gold: The production and trade of gold from Mongbwalu, DRC-- D.Fahey PART II: LAND (SCARCITY) AND LIVELIHOODS OF SMALL-SCALE PEASANTS A 'Green Revolution' for rural Rwanda: Is there a future for small-scale farming and pro-poor rural growth?-- A.Ansoms Restricted access to land and its socio-economic consequences in rural southeastern Rwanda-- M.Leegwater A land reform in Burundi Discussions in the capital, resignation in the countryside: Burundi's long-lasting debate for a land code reform-- D.Kohlhagen Decentralised land management in South-Kivu, DRCongo: Reconciling custom, state and local livelihoods-- I.Utshudi & A.Ansoms Land conflicts in ituri: a mortgage from the past hindering the future-- J.Van Puijenbroek Struggle for land in Kinshasa (DRC): Governance of urban agricultural space-- I.Wagemakers & O.M.Diki CONCLUSION: RECONCILING GLOBALIZATION WITH SMALL-SCALERS' LIVELIHOODS IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION-- A.Ansoms & S.Marysse.
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Summary This book looks at how the benefits of economic development in the Great Lakes Region of Africa are not being equally distributed. It studies the impact of the increasing scramble for natural resources upon local livelihoods and considers the ambiguities that characterise the relationship between mining and development. Fragile but progressive post-conflict reconstruction has allowed for a new growth-oriented logic in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. However, the opportunities provided by economic development are not being equally distributed. A struggle exists between large-scale and local small-scale actors that is particularly prevalent in the rural environment, where the increasingly prevalent scramble for natural resources impacts heavily upon local livelihoods. This is occurring both in the agricultural sector and in the mineral sector. This book analyses the opportunities and constraints for local actors' participation in economic growth. The book first looks into the contemporary challenges with regard to land relations and local livelihoods in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi and Rwanda. It then goes on to consider the ambiguities that characterise the relationship between mining and development in the DRC. This book is essential reading for students, researchers and policy makers working on rural development in Africa and those interested in understanding post-conflict reconstruction and the way in which local level dynamics relate to the broader political economy.
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History notes AN ANSOMS Lecturer in development studies at the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). She holds a PhD in economics and is involved in research on poverty and inequality in the Great Lakes Region. She pays particular attention to the challenges of rural development and pro-poor growth in land-scarce (post-)conflict environments. STEFAAN MARYSSE Professor emeritus at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (Belgium), and director of ECA (Expertise in Central Africa, Brussels). He holds a phd of the Sorbonne /Paris and is involved in research on political economy and development. He co-edited 'The Political Economy of the Great Lakes Region in Africa: The Pitfalls of Enforced Democracy and Globalization', Palgrave, 2005.
Other author Ansoms, An.
Marysse, Stefaan.
Subject Income distribution -- Congo (Democratic Republic).
Income distribution -- Great Lakes Region (Africa).
Mines and mineral resources -- Congo (Democratic Republic).
Mines and mineral resources -- Great Lakes Region (Africa).
Mineral industries -- Environmental aspects -- Congo (Democratic Republic).
Mineral industries -- Environmental aspects -- Great Lakes Region (Africa).
Economic growth -- East Africa.
Development economics & emerging economies -- East Africa.
Political economy -- East Africa.
Macroeconomics -- East Africa.
Microeconomics -- East Africa.
Environmental economics -- East Africa.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Economic conditions.
Great Lakes Region (Africa) -- Economic conditions.
ISBN 9780230304994 : £81.00
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