publication . Article . 2011

Burying the hatchet? Britain and France in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Gordon D. Cumming;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2011
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title><jats:p>Against the background of conflict in the Great Lakes Region, the UK and France promised, at their 1998 Saint-Malo summit, to set aside rivalries and cooperate on Africa. In subsequent Anglo-French gatherings, they singled out the DRC and pledged to work together there to promote peace and tackle poverty. This article asks whether this coordination took place and whether it involved a ‘deconflictualisation’ of approaches, ‘coincidental’ cooperation, or ‘sustained and reciprocal’ collaboration. It looks for evidence of institutionalisation of UK-French ties and policy cooperation in the fields of peacebuilding and poverty ...
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free text keywords: JA, JF, JN, JZ, Geography, Planning and Development, Sociology and Political Science, Peacebuilding, Poverty, Development economics, Summit, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Sociology, Democracy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Peacekeeping, Political economy, Set-aside, Institutionalisation, Foreign policy
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