Researchers have typically analysed conflict dynamics in Eastern D.R. Congo from a dominant rural perspective. But cities are equally crucial sites of action and change. It is crucial to address the link between conflict and urbanisation in Eastern Congo as part of an integrated approach of post-conflict reconstruction, writes Karen Büscher.
Call for papers: African cities in war, analysing dynamic relations between urbanisation and violent conflict in Africa
A call for papers for an special volume entitled “African cities in war, analysing dynamic relations between urbanisation and violent conflict in Africa.” Violent conflict dynamics in Africa are
rarely understood from an urban perspective. However to understand the crucial role of the ‘urban’ in dynamics of violent conflict is crucial in order to seize their future potential as hosts for post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building programmes. The objective of this special issue is thus also to offer a crucial contribution to a more profound understandings of processes of war-urbanisation or ‘violent conflict urbanism’ in Africa.