Democratic Republic of Congo Country Report

Image: Flickr, Grey World
Image: Flickr, Grey World

The study attempts to understand the nature and functioning of parliamentary democracy during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) political transition.

With serious violent conflicts still happening in the east of the country, parliament is serving both to prevent a return to fully-fledged war and to help end the conflict. It is, however, a parliament of crisis – as is the case with all institutions in times of transition. This is the first research of its kind conducted on the DRC’s transitional parliament.

About the contributor

Claude Kabemba is a programme manager in the Research, Information and Publications Department at the Johannesburg-based Electoral Institute of Southern Africa. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Wits University and is a PhD candidate at the same institute. He has published numerous research reports, newspaper articles and book chapters, and has edited and co-authored monographs and books. He has served as editor of the Journal of African Elections and is a member of the editorial board of Critical Dialogue.

Series Editor: Tim Hughes
ISBN: 1-919969-09-8

29 Apr 2005