Africa's Deadliest Conflict by Walter C. Doderlund et al.

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Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Media coverage of the humanitarian disaster in the Congo and the United Nations response 1997-2008

by Walter C. Doderlund, E. Donald Briggs, Tome Pierre Najem and Blake C. Roberts

Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2012, [First Edition], paperback, ISBN 9781554588350

Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, pages crisp and bright, uncreased spine

'Africa's Deadliest Conflict deals with the complex intersection of the legacy of post - colonial history - a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions - and changing norms of international intervention associated with the idea of human security and the responsibility to protect (R2P).  It attempts to explain why, despite a softening of norms related to the sanctity of state sovereignty, the international community dealt so ineffectively with a brutal conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which between 1997 and 2001 claimed an estimated 5.5 million lives.  In particular, the authors focus on the role of mass media in creating a will to intervene, a role considered by many to be the key to prodding a reluctant international community to action.'