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Organisation

Political Economy of the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa

Research Group

Lifecycle:1 Jan 2006  →  31 Dec 2012
Organisation profile:Political economy is about "the distribution of income, wealth and power among the different groups in society" (Ricardo 1820). This TG applies this intellectual tradition to the developments in Sub-Sahara Africa and more specifically in the Great Lakes Region. Both the inter-disciplinary nature and the geographical scope are its defining traits. They allow studying transformation processes on different scales, from local development experiences over regional conflicts onto issues of global interest. As the countries of the Great Lakes Region are witnessing different stages of conflict and reconstruction, the research agenda of this TG can be captured under the heading "From conflict to inclusive development".
Keywords:GOVERNANCE, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, CONFLICTS, DEVELOPMENT, POLITICAL ECONOMY, INSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES
Disciplines:Applied economics, Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth, Economic history, Macroeconomics and monetary economics, Microeconomics, Tourism