On the DR Congo

kabila-kalonji (1) Where Does State Capacity Come from? Conjectures from DRC’s New Provinces, with Alma Bezares Calderon, Overseas Development Institute SLRC Working Paper65, February 2019.

Tangled! Congolese Provincial Elites in a Web of Patronage, with Lisa Jené, Overseas Development Institute SLRC Working Paper 64, January 2019.

Provincial Tribalisation: the Transformation of Ethnic Representativeness under Decentralisation in the DR Congo, with Alma Bezares Calderon and Lisa Jené, Overseas Development Institute SLRC Working Paper 61, July 2018.

Congo Blues: Scoring Kabila’s Governance.”  Atlantic Council, Issue Brief, May 2016.

“Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” In Myriam Dunn Cavelty & Thierry Balzacq (eds.).  The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies, 2nd edition, 2016.

“The Democratic Republic of Congo:  The Politics of Perpetual Crisis.”  In Peter Lewis and John Harbeson (eds.).  Coping with Crisis in African States.  Boulder, Col.: Lynne Rienner, 2016, 89-114.

Misguided and Misdiagnosed: The Failure of Decentralization Reforms in the DR Congo.African Studies Review, April 2016, 59(1):5-32 (with Emmanuel Kasongo).

“Essor provincial et asphyxie locale: Paradoxe des réformes de décentralisation en RD Congo.” in Paule Bouvier & Jean Omasombo (eds.).  Décentralisation et espaces de pouvoirBrussels: Musée Royal d’Afrique Centrale, 2014, 51-63 (with Emmanuel Kasongo).

Contestation, négociation et résistance: l’Etat congolais au quotidienPolitique Africaine, March, 129 :5-22 (with Denis Tull).

« Incertitude, autonomie et parasitisme : les entités territoriales décentralisées et l’État en République démocratique du Congo, » Politique Africaine, March 2012, 125 :169-188.

The Democratic Republic of Congo: Fault Lines and Local Fissures.”  In Jeffrey Herbst, Terence McNamee and Greg Mills (eds.), On the Fault Line: Managing Tensions and Divisions within Societies.  Profile Books, 2012.

Life Support or Assisted Suicide? Dilemmas of US Policy towards the Democratic Republic of Congo.” In Nancy Birdsall et al. (eds.).  Short of the Goal:  US Policy and Poorly Performing States.  Brookings Institution Press, 2006, 53-82.

“Why Congo Persists:  Sovereignty, Globalization and the Violent Reproduction of a Weak State.” In Valpy Fitzgerald et al. (eds.).  Globalization, Self-Determination and Violent Conflict.  Palgrave, 2006, 119-146.  A longer version is available as Queen Elizabeth House Working Paper WPS95, Feb. 2003.

“Souveraineté, sous-développement et le paradoxe nationaliste congolais,” Mondes en Développement, 2003, 31(123):63-87.

A Research Note on Congo’s Nationalist Paradox.” Review of African Political Economy, September-December 2002, 29(93/94):591-594.

picture © Cédric Kalonji 2007.