Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo is Professor of Political Science at Wells College; Visiting Scholar, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University; Senior Lecturer, Department of Government, Suffolk University; and External Examiner, Department of Political Science, University of Ghana at Legon. His books include Japan and Africa Relations (New York: Palgrave-McMillan, 2010); Who and What Govern in the World of the States?: A Comparative Study of Constitutions, Citizenry, Power, and Ideology in Contemporary Politics (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005); The Dynamics of Economic and Political Relations Between Africa and Foreign Powers: Studies in International Relations (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999); Rise of Multipartyism and Democracy in the Global Context: The Case of Africa (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998); Political Re-mapping of Africa: Transnational Ideology and the Re- definition of Africa in World Politics (Lanhman, MD: University Press of America, 1994); and Nationalistic Ideologies, Their Policy Implications and The Struggle for Democracy in African Politics (New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1991). He has received several distinguished academic awards and scholarships. The editor of African and Asian Studies and co-editor of the African Journal of International Affairs, he also is a member of several editorial boards of social science journals.  

Peacebuilding in Congo | June 17, 2013

Recurrent Crisis in the Eastern DRC: Petty Imperialism and Reconceptualizing the Peace Process

The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the richest regions in the country, with diverse mineral deposits and vast arable lands. Even more than the rest of the country, however, this region has been ravaged by widespread war, sexual brutality against girls and women, theft of natural resources, and ongoing […]

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