Institute

of

African Studies

Border Economy and Politics: Small-Scale Trade and Smuggling at the Congo/Rwanda State Boundary


  

Manager:


  

Prof. Dr. Martin Doevenspeck



Chair:

Politische Geographie

Contact:

doevenspeck@uni-bayreuth.de

Staff:

Mwanabiningo, Dr. Nene Morisho

Term:

04 / 2010 - 03 / 2013

Web:

http://www.politgeo.uni-bayreuth.de/de/research/ab...

The aim of this study is to analyze how the border economy in Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Gisenyi (Rwanda) is shaped by small-scale cross border trade and smuggling and to understand what these activities tell us about state society relations and the legitimacy of the state.