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Theodore Trefon

Theodore Trefon (Ph.D. Boston University) has worked on the politics and anthropology of state-society relations in Congo/Zaire for more than 25 years. He has published numerous books and articles on the subject, including Re-inventing Order in the Congo: How people respond to state failure in Kinshasa, London: Zed Books (ed.) (2004). Before joining the Royal Museum for Central Africa where he directs the Contemporary History Section, he served as project manager for the development branch of the European Commission and consultant to USAID, the Centre for International Forestry Research, UNESCO, CARE, the World Bank and private consultancy firms. He has been appointed expert to the International Criminal Court and contributing editor to Review of African Political Economy. He has lectured at the Catholic University of Leuven and Congolese universities in Kinshasa and Kisangani.

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Congo Masquerade
The Political Culture of Aid Inefficiency and Reform Failure

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Congo Masquerade is about mismanagement, hypocrisy,and powerlessness in what has proved to be one of Africa's most troublesome and volatile states. In this...
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Reinventing Order in the Congo
How People Respond to State Failure in Kinshasa

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The populations of many Third World mega-cities have far outstripped any apparent economic basis for their size and survival. In this volume Congolese and...
Theodore Trefon

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