Negotiated Peace for Extortion - The Case of Walikale Territory in Eastern DR Congo, JEAS (2009)
Based on original and extensive empirical research in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nicholas Garrett, Sylvia Sergiou and Koen Vlassenroot offer an analysis of warlordism and natural resources in Eastern Congo. This paper is published by Routledge’s Journal of Eastern African Studies.Download
Artisanal Diamond Mining: Perspectives and Challenges (2008)
Edited by Koen Vlassenroot and Steven Van Bockstael - the success of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) has been built on providing assurances that the trade in diamonds amongst signatory countries is based on diamonds traded legitimately, untainted by conflict and corruption. For this success to be durable there is a need to complement the commitment to policing the trade with concerted action to address the root causes of the problem of ‘conflict’ or ‘blood’ diamonds - the development needs of artisanal miners, diggers and their communities.Download
Europe's New Energy Era (2008)
By Manuel Pinho - the current Minister of Economy of Portugal. Edited by Harrison Mitchell - 15 years ago, the main issue in Europe was how to stimulate economic growth, employment and global trade. It was the economy! Now it is energy and the environment. This cutting-edge and very topical book tackles the challenges of climate change, security of supply of energy and possibilities for alternative energy in Europe. Manuel Pinho takes a look into the future at the possible political and practical solutions as far ahead as 2050.Download
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