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Private security companies and political order in Congo: a history of extraversion


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Title: Private security companies and political order in Congo: a history of extraversion
Authors: Schouten, Peer
Issue Date: 12-May-2014
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Peace and Development Research ; Institutionen för globala studier, freds- och utvecklingsforskning
Date of Defence: 2014-06-05
Disputation: Torsdag den 5 Juni, kl. 13:00, Annedalseminariet 420, Campus Linné,. Seminariegatan 1A
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: International Relations
Peace & Development Research
private security companies
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
political order
infrastructure development
Belgian colonialism
Abstract: This PhD dissertation explores how private security companies co-constitute political order in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a case through which broader questions regarding the relationship between security governance and political order can be investigated. The thesis explores the spatial distribution of private security companies in Congo, and investigates their predominant entanglement with internationalized governance processes. Furthermore, it explores how this contemporary instance... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9093-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/35683
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för globala studier

 

 

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