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  • [Publication] Bolstering resilient connections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (TRAFIG Practice Note No. 4)

    • Bolstering resilient connections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (TRAFIG Practice Note No. 4)
    • Due to prolonged conflict, millions of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have fled their homes to seek refuge elsewhere, especially in the east of the country. The majority of these Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) flee to cities and other local communities rather than to displacement camps. Bukavu, the capital of the South-Kivu province, is a case in point. In recent years, Bukavu grew rapidly due to the influx of IDPs and other migrants – mostly from the near...
  • [Publication] Forced, coerced, and voluntary recruitment into rebel and militia groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    The Journal of Modern African Studies
    • Forced, coerced, and voluntary recruitment into rebel and militia groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Why do non-state armed groups forcibly recruit civilians? To address this question I develop a conceptual framework distinguishing voluntary, coerced and forced recruitment. I then compare the recruitment tactics employed by ‘Mai-Mai’ militias and the RCD-Goma rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in order to inductively develop a theory explaining why groups with different initial economic and social endowments resort to force. This comparison draws on interviews wi...
  • [Publication] Troop retention in civil wars: Desertion, denunciation, and military organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Journal of Global Security Studies
    • Troop retention in civil wars: Desertion, denunciation, and military organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    • This article investigates the link between the organizational structure of nonstate armed groups and the ability of low-level combatants to desert without recapture. Throughout, I show that nonstate armed groups can adopt organizational structures that mimic those found in national armies and that are designed both to detect wannabe deserters and to facilitate the denunciation and recapture of those who manage to escape. The odds of a successful desertion are increased when territorial safe have...
  • [Publication] Troop retention in civil wars: Desertion, denunciation, and military organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Journal of Global Security Studies
    • Troop retention in civil wars: Desertion, denunciation, and military organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    • This article investigates the link between the organizational structure of nonstate armed groups and the ability of low-level combatants to desert without recapture. Throughout, I show that nonstate armed groups can adopt organizational structures that mimic those found in national armies and that are designed both to detect wannabe deserters and to facilitate the denunciation and recapture of those who manage to escape. The odds of a successful desertion are increased when territorial safe have...
  • [Publication] Forced, coerced, and voluntary recruitment into rebel and militia groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    The Journal of Modern African Studies
    • Forced, coerced, and voluntary recruitment into rebel and militia groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Why do non-state armed groups forcibly recruit civilians? To address this question I develop a conceptual framework distinguishing voluntary, coerced and forced recruitment. I then compare the recruitment tactics employed by ‘Mai-Mai’ militias and the RCD-Goma rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in order to inductively develop a theory explaining why groups with different initial economic and social endowments resort to force. This comparison draws on interviews wi...
  • [Publication] Mobility dynamics in protracted displacement: Eritreans and Congolese on the move

    Forced Migration Review
    • Mobility dynamics in protracted displacement: Eritreans and Congolese on the move
  • [Publication] Mobility dynamics in protracted displacement: Eritreans and Congolese on the move

    Forced Migration Review
    • Mobility dynamics in protracted displacement: Eritreans and Congolese on the move
  • [Publication] Débrouillardise: certifying ‘conflict-free’ minerals in a context of regulatory pluralism in South Kivu, DR Congo

    The Journal of Modern African Studies
    • Débrouillardise: certifying ‘conflict-free’ minerals in a context of regulatory pluralism in South Kivu, DR Congo
  • [Publication] Débrouillardise: certifying ‘conflict-free’ minerals in a context of regulatory pluralism in South Kivu, DR Congo

    The Journal of Modern African Studies
    • Débrouillardise: certifying ‘conflict-free’ minerals in a context of regulatory pluralism in South Kivu, DR Congo
  • [Project] Artisanal miners in developing countries

    • The economic and financial crisis has boosted the demand for gold. High gold prices are encouraging hundreds of thousands of small-scale miners throughout the world to turn to gold mining and to extract this precious metal using the simplest of tools. Against this background, BICC and the Südwind Institute have launched a joint project which uses the examples of Peru and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to study the question of what measures can be taken to improve conditions fo...