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Natural resources and local livelihoods in the great lakes region of Africa : a political economy perspective

Author: An Ansoms; S Marysse
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: An Ansoms; S Marysse
ISBN: 9780230304994 0230290256 9780230290259 0230304990 1283067587 9781283067584 9781349331437 1349331430
OCLC Number: 720826535
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages) : 8 figures, 1 map, 21 12
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.
Other Titles: Palgrave Connect.
Responsibility: edited by An Ansoms, Stefaan Marysse.

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