The Political Economy of the Great Lakes Region in Africa

The Pitfalls of Enforced Democracy and Globalization

  • Stefaan Marysse
  • Filip Reyntjens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Stefaan Marysse
      Pages 1-11
  3. In the Eye of the Storm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Stef Vandeginste, Luc Huyse
      Pages 101-122
  4. From Collapse and War to Reconstruction?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Stanislas Bucyalimwe Mararo
      Pages 190-222
    3. Tom De Herdt, Claudine Tshimanga
      Pages 223-243

About this book


This book examines the international factors such as enforced democracy and globalization that have affected the Great Lakes region of Africa. The horrendous consequences in terms of violence and human suffering of the events in this area have been exhibited in the media, however news coverage after 1994 was at times unreliable. This book takes a look at life since then, adopting an independent, and on occasion controversial perspective.


democracy globalization political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefaan Marysse
    • 1
    • 2
  • Filip Reyntjens
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Development Policy and ManagementUniversity of AntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Centre d’Etude de la Région des Grands Lacs d’AfriqueBelgium

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