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Title: 
  • Conflict Minerals and Prevention Policies. The case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • is Málmar frá átakasvæðum. Dæmi frá Alþýðulýðveldinu Kongó
Submitted: 
  • May 2011
Abstract: 
  • This thesis explores the conflict in the Eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in relation to international development policy in the new millennium and demand for minerals from the conflict zone by western corporations. I use a critical theoretical approach on development aid and initiatives to prevent trade with minerals from conflict areas. A critical analysis shows that despite claims of a new paradigm in development policy, with focus on the Millennium Development Goals, Trade for Aid, aid efficiency and partnerships, donor countries still use development assistance as an economic and political tool. The high demand by the electronics industry for minerals from the eastern provinces of DRC has contributed to prolonging the conflict, despite of increased efforts to trace the origin of minerals in the global market chain.

Accepted: 
  • May 23, 2011
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/8656


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