Realizing the present civil warfare within the Congo calls for an exam of ways the Congo's identification has been imagined through the years. Imagining the Congo historicizes and contextualizes the buildings of the Congo's id as a way to research the political implications of that id, having a look intimately at 4 historic sessions within which the identification of the Congo was once contested, with various forces trying to produce and fasten meanings to its territory and other people. Dunn appears to be like in particular at how what he calls 'imaginings' of the Congo have allowed the present situation there to boost, yet he additionally seems on the broader conceptual query of the way the idea that of identification has built and develop into very important in fresh diplomacy scholarship.
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