From Public Radio International's "The World":

"'We know from previous research that elections by themselves don’t lead to democracy and to good governance unless specific conditions are in place,' said Severine Autesserre, a former aid worker turned academic who’s written a new book called The Trouble with the Congo.
'We need freedom of press, freedom of campaigning, freedom of speech and we don’t have these conditions in the Congo as of now.'
Autesserre thinks the whole international peacebuilding apparatus in Congo focuses too much on top down solutions and not enough on bottom up ones."