March 26, 2015
Joe Trapido, « Africa's Leaky Giant », SOAS Research Online - Articles, ID : 10670/1.x0dry6
Recent analysis of Congo’s plight has foregrounded notions of local agency and impenetrable complexity, excluding structural analysis. In a landmark rebuttal, Joe Trapido argues that it is just as implausible to deny the agency of powerful outsiders as that of powerful Africans. Dynamics of a primitive accumulation that never results in sustained development, its gains still leaking overseas.