This thesis develops a novel post-statist analytical framework that is used to produce policy recommendations outlining new approaches to peace programming in the Congo. It explores how the concepts of 'the state' and 'fragile/weak states' obfuscate our understandings of the causes of socio-political crises in the Congo by examining the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DR Congo and the Southern African Development Community's deployment of these concepts as part of their peace programming. The thesis further examines the destabilising forms of political order and authority that are entrenched due to the deployment of these concepts.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||7 Jun 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|