27

Jul

2010

How to Help the Congo Toward Democracy

 

Will democratic elections aid Congo in quest for a pathway to peace? Author Séverine Autesserre blames the failure of peace-building in Congo on the national-level “election fetish” of international aid culture and says security problems are mainly local and need to be solved by corralling spoilers, strengthening local capacity, and setting up working legal institutions at the grass roots level.

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