'The State' as a securitising concept: Statist norms and crisis in the Congo

Tinashe Jakwa

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Mickler, David, Supervisor
  • Gerard, Kelly, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date7 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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