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Reinventing order in Congo : how people respond to state failure in Kinshasa

Author: Theodore Trefon
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; Kampala, Uganda : Fountain Publishers, ©2004.
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Kinshasa is sub-Saharan Africas second largest city. The seven million Congolese who live there have a rich reputation for the courageous and innovative ways in which they survive in a harsh urban environment. They have created new social institutions, practices, networks and ways of living to deal with the collapse of public provision and a malfunctioning political system. This book describes how ordinary people,  Read more...
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Ordre et désordre à Kinshasa. English.
Reinventing order in Congo.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; Kampala, Uganda : Fountain Publishers, ©2004
(DLC) 2003067200
(OCoLC)53477229
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Trefon
ISBN: 9781848131125 1848131127 1281259047 9781281259042
OCLC Number: 638744271
Language Note: Text in English; chapter abstracts in French.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 222 pages) : maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Reinventing order / Theodore Trefon --
Kinshasa bargain / Anastase Nzeza Bilakila --
Tap is on strike : water distribution and supply strategies / Angéline Maractho Mudzo Mwacan and Theodore Trefon --
Food security in kinshasa : coping with adversity / Eric Tollens --
Miracle of life in Kinshasa : new approaches to public health / Peter Persyn and Fabienne Ladrière --
Diploma paradox : University of Kinshasa between crisis and salvation / Télésphore Tsakala Munikengi and Willy Bono-Pasi Moke Sangol --
Acting on behalf (and in spite) of the state : NGO's and civil society associations in Kinshasa / Marco Giovannoni [and others] --
Hidden families, single mothers and cibalabala : economic regress and changing household composition in Kinshasa / Tom De Herdt --
When Kinois take to the streets / Gauthier de Villers and Jean Omasombo Tshonda --
On being shege in Kinshasa : children, the occult and the street / Filip De Boeck --
Elusive lupemba : rumours about fame and (mis)fortune in Kinshasa / Bob W. White.
Other Titles: Ordre et désordre à Kinshasa.
Responsibility: edited by Theodore Trefon.
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