Taxation, Stateness and Armed Groups: Public Authority and Resource Extraction in Eastern Congo
Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2016
Author(s): Kasper Hoffmann, Koen Vlassenroot, and Gauthier Marchais
Democratic Republic of the Congo
This contribution analyses the role of taxation in the constitution of authority in the conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a multitude of authorities alternately compete and collude over the right to extract resources. Taxation ranges from simple plunder, to protection rackets, to the material reciprocation of the...